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Global fight against climate change not on track : Graf

May 17, 2019 4:36 pm
Daniel Graf, a Year 9 student of International School

The work to combat climate change is causing more global warming.

This was a statement made by Daniel Graf, a Year 9 student of International School – to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in regard to the fight against climate change.

Graf says the world is not on track in the global fight.

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“However do you also see the danger that more and more resources are invested in the adaptation and mitigation methods thus taking the focus of the fight against global warming beyond the target of 1.5 to 2 Degrees and instead resigning to believe that in worse case scenarios are likely and we now need to adapt.”

Responding to Graf, the UNGS says with the increasing carbon emissions despite the Paris Agreement, increasing financial support is the only miracle to fight against climate change.

“The decision of 2020 is exactly financing we are having some success, the World Bank has just decided to double the amount of climate action from $200million to $400millio USD in five years and to have 50 for mitigation and 50 for adaptation because one of the reasons was that there will be a lot of concentration on mitigation but not in adaptation.”

Guterres says the four atoll states in the world have suffered greatly and we will also suffer soon if increasing carbon emissions continue.

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