UNClimate Action Summit 2019 –The Secretary-General’s Call to Action
The Climate Action Summit 2019 (CAS 2019) was held between 2-13th December in Madrid, Spain.The Climate Action Summit reinforced 1.5°C as the socially,
economically, politically and scientifically safe limit to global warming by the end of this century, and net zero emissions by 2050 as the global long-term climate objective for all. Countries need to urgently accelerate work to define what this entails for the short-term (2020) and mid-term (2030) commitments that will be captured in their Nationally Determined Contributions and ensure the alignment of strategies to meet those commitments.
As part of the ISA Activity Climate Action, students of Grades 7 and 8 worked in groups to discuss the Climate Action Summit and what it means to them. Each group brainstormed on two themes presented in the Climate Action Summit. They discussed the theme and results as observed in the Summit and the underlying take-away was summarized by them. The enthusiasm with which the students undertook this activity was commendable.Here is an initiative of a group of students who went ahead in chartering a “Plan for a Carbon Neutral World”, based on their review of the Climate Action Summit report.
SIDS PLEDGE TO ACHIEVE 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY BY 2030 WITH TECHNICAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS LAUDABLE AND TO BE SUPPORTED BY HIGHLY DEVELOPED NATIONS.
DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT SYSTEMS AND DECARBONIZE URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE SECTOR WILL YIELD EXCELLENT RESULTS IN ACHIEVING THIS OBJECTIVE
LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SHOULD SET ASIDE POLITICAL DIFFERENCES AND MUST SUPPORT PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES AND LIVELIHOOD IS IMPACTED BY FACTORS OF CLIMATE CHANGE – LIKE CYCLONES, DROUGHTS, FLOODS AND STORMS
THE LDCS ASSURANCE TO NET ZERO GHG EMISSIONS BY 2050 IS A BOLD STEP AND SETS HIGH STANDARDS FOR MORE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE.
PRODUCING SHORT AND LONG-TERM IMPROVEMENTS PLAN THAT IMPACTS LIVES OF PEOPLE, IS NEED OF THE HOUR
AMONGST THE KEY PLAYERS, THE SHIPPING INDUSTRIES, PLEDGE TO FULLY DECARBONIZE THEIR VALUE CHAIN BY 2050 IS A WELCOME MOVE
Results on the twelve themes of the Climate Action Summit is presented in the form of table below.