February 8th local time, the United Nations held an online briefing to introduce the preparations for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, in November this year.
At the meeting, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres once again stressed the importance of achieving carbon neutrality and establishing a global carbon neutrality alliance.
He pointed out that one of the main goals of the United Nations in 2021 is to achieve multiplier growth of the membership of the Carbon Neutral and Global Alliance to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
He called on all countries to take immediate action to implement real emission reductions and submit relevant programmes before the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
At the same time, he reiterated once again that coal will be phased out in the energy structure of industrialized countries by 2030 and in the energy structure of all other countries by 2040.
At the same time, he pointed out that the top priority of the United Nations this year is to make a breakthrough in adapting to climate change and enhancing climate resilience.
He proposed to allocate at least 50% of all climate funds provided by developed countries and multilateral banks to support climate adaptation capacity-building, and urged greater access to public financial support in the most vulnerable countries.
At the same time, he once again stressed that developed countries must fulfill their commitment to mobilize $100 billion a year for climate action in developing countries and complete the fulfillment before the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Guterres said that 2021 is a key year to combat climate change and requires the joint efforts of member states.
He hoped that countries would act as soon as possible to reach consensus on the carbon emissions trading mechanism at this meeting.
The 26th session of the UNFCCC was scheduled for November 2020 in Glasgow, England, but was postponed to November 1-12, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.