hey Egypt it will be Headquarters of the United Nations Climate Conference in 2022, a COP27. The nomination was announced by US Special Climate Ambassador John Kerry during the conclusion of Pre-COP26 in Milan this Saturday (10/2).
“Egypt has been nominated to host the next COP27,” Kerry told a ministerial meeting in Italy. The African country submitted its candidacy last July and will take the climate summit back to the continent six years later – the last time being COP22 in Morocco in 2016.
Kerry’s speech marked the conclusion of Pre-COP, a preparation program for the upcoming United Nations Conference of the Parties on Climate Change, which takes place in Glasgow in early November.
The United Kingdom and Italy are co-organizers of the summit, with Milan hosting the initial ministerial meeting for COP26. “Glasgow is just around the corner, 30 days away from the starting point in the challenge of the decade and century,” Carey said.
According to the US envoy, countries must commit to limiting global warming to 1.5ºC above pre-industrial levels this century. The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, calls for keeping the average increase in the planet’s temperature “well” below 2ºC. “The Milan Pre-COP was very useful because we must show that we are all committed to respecting the Paris Agreement. Staying below 2ºC does not mean limiting [o aquecimento global] at 1.9 or 1.7 °C, but at least at 1.5 °C. This is a goal we can achieve,” Carey said.
The envoy also demanded that G20 countries “should do more” and said he was “convinced of a climate deal with China”.
Prior to the Pre-COP, Italy held a meeting with 400 young environmental activists from around the world, Youth4 Climate, between 28 and 30 September to prepare a resolution against the climate crisis.
The event was attended by Swedish Greta Thunberg, who called the speeches of political leaders “blah blah blah” and said that change would come from the streets, not official conventions. Italy’s Minister of Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani, promised to take the youth proposals to COP26.
“We asked them to make proposals for us, and they made about 20 submissions. We will take them to COP26 and consider them,” Singolani said on Saturday.
Youth4Climate’s final document lists a range of demands, such as involving young people in decisions about the climate crisis, closing fossil fuel industries by 2030, and creating educational systems that increase people’s environmental awareness, culture keeping in mind. Indigenous people.
This final proposal was the main banner of the Brazilian delegation to Youth4 Climate, created by activists Eduarda Zogbi, Eric Marquee and Paloma Costa.