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Sign up to The Independent’s virtual climate event on Cop26

Sign up to The Independent’s virtual climate event on Cop26
The Independent gathers leading climate voices for an online discussion ahead of the major UN summit in Glasgow

t is just weeks until leaders from across the globe will gather in グラスゴー for the major UN climate summit Cop26.

The event is widely seen as the most important UN climate meeting since Paris in 2015, when countries agreed to the aspiration of keeping global temperatures at 1.5C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century.

The latest analysis shows that countries are still far from meeting that goal. A recent UN review found that countries’ current climate commitments would see global greenhouse gas emissions increase by 16 パーセント 2030, when compared to 2010 レベル.

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For the world to be on track to meeting the Paris Agreement’s 1.5C aspiration, emissions would need to fall by 45 パーセント 2030.

As the main host of Cop26, the UK has a unique responsibility to ensure that countries come forward with tougher plans that can help get the world on track for meeting its climate goals, 専門家は言う.

しかしながら, they also warn that the UK’s climate leadership is being put at risk by political inertia, a plan for a new coal mine in Cumbria and further oil and gas exploration in the North Sea.

To discuss all this and more, 独立者 is hosting a free online event with leading climate voices.

The virtual discussion will be led by Daisy Dunne and Louise Boyle, 独立者’s climate correspondents based in London and New York, それぞれ.

Panelists include:

  • Ed Miliband, UK’s shadow business secretary
  • Tom Steyer, US businessman and environmentalist

The event will be held on Zoom from 6.30-7.30pm BST (1.30-2.30pm EST) 火曜日に 19 10月 - sign up for free here.