The COP25 takes place in Madrid

The COP25 (Conference of the Parties) started on December 2nd in Madrid. This year’s slogan is “Time to act”.

The conference will last for 2 weeks, with negotiators from 200 countries and more than 29,000 attendees, including world leaders and diplomats.

The conference was initially scheduled to take place in Chile, but was cancelled due to protests in the country.

The COP25 is the start of a 12 months negotiation process with the hope of reaching a new agreement in 2020 in Glasgow for the COP26.

Unfortunately, according to recent estimates, the world is not on track to meet the objectives from the Paris Agreement (COP21, 2015), to keep temperatures rise under 1.5C (34.7F) by 2100.

According to scientists, if we want to keep global temperatures below 1.5°C rise by 2100, we need to be ZERO net carbon emissions by 2050.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a speech that global responses to the climate crisis are inadequate, and that more ambitious measures were needed.

Unfortunately, this could be the last COP for the USA, as President Donald Trump started the official withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord (read our post about this on our profile).

So what can we do as individuals to reduce our carbon emissions?

Find our selection of easy eco tips, and visit our profile to find more ways to be more eco-friendly🌿🌿

Author: easyecotips