December 2, 2021

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The United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom are raising their pollution reduction targets by 2030

The United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom are raising their pollution reduction targets by 2030

The United States, the European Union and the United Kingdom announced new goals to reduce carbon dioxide at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, which began on Monday (1), according to CNN Brazil’s Luriel Sands. ‘elder brother.

The announcements took place on the same day as the announcement in Brazil Greenhouse gases should be reduced by 50% by 2030 The previous target was 43%.

“The United States has increased from 26% to 50%. [sua meta de redução de gases estufa até 2030]; The European Union ranges from 28% to 55% and the United Kingdom from 68% to 78%. It is increasing from 43% to 50% in Brazil, ”said Sand’anna.

According to the author, despite the announcements, there is no consensus among other major economies to drastically reduce emissions of polluting gases. China, India, Saudi Arabia and Russia are trying to make 2060 a key year to reduce emissions.

“There is opposition from China, India, Saudi Arabia and Russia, whose major emissions and their economies are anchored in fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas. In the final statement, they are only trying to achieve zero net emissions by the middle of the century because China aims to be there by 2060, ”he said.

Weather villains

Although the United States has announced its intention to increase the target, in Santana’s view the country could be considered one of the villains of the climate in China, Russia and Saudi Arabia. Brazil was also fined, especially for the increase in deforestation in the country. Brazilian President Jair Bolzano will not attend COP26.

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“COP26 has many villains. US President Joe Biden cited China, Russia and Saudi Arabia. I may have quoted India as a major user of coal. But since India is Joe Biden’s strategic ally, they have a big plan to extract ethanol from sugarcane. [Brasil] We could be in this situation, but we did not take advantage of this opportunity in April.

Brazilian advertising is an attempt to change the image of a polluter, but according to the author, the country needs to prove that it has the potential to reach the new goal.

“UK Ambassador Peter Wilson told us: We would like to see an annual plan to end illegal deforestation by 2030; this is our largest Achilles heel,” he said.

“We need to make this big effort on Amazon and create alternative ways to earn revenue for the more than 20 million Brazilians who live on Amazon. [Para termos acesso aos] $ 100 billion [dos países ricos] For these projects, we must have sustainable development projects in Brazil, ”the columnist added.