Ukraine at COP26 2021 in Glasgow

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, November 1, 2021
Ukraine at COP26 2021 in Glasgow

The president of Ukraine, accompanied by the first lady, takes part in the COP26 climate summit

The COP26 Climate Summit will be held from November 1-12 in Glasgow, Scotland, to identify tools for the early implementation of the Paris agreement. The countries participating in the summit include countries that signed the initial 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

It is noted that on November 1, Volodymyr Zelenskyy will deliver a speech to 197 countries participating in the conference. Unfortunately, the details of the speech have not yet been revealed. Zelensky will also hold meetings with leaders of other countries within the framework of COP26.

The main purpose of the agreement is to prevent the global average temperature from rising above 2 °C (preferably no more than 1.5 °C) relative to pre-industrial levels. The Paris climate agreement stipulates that all states, regardless of their level of economic development, undertake to reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere.

 The main objectives of the summit in COP26 are:

  • Ensure global zero emissions by the middle of the century and keep temperatures rising within 1.5 degrees;
  • Adapt to protect communities and the natural environment;
  • Mobilize finances;
  • Work together to succeed.

The president will hold several bilateral meetings in Glasgow, and "some measures in the framework of defense cooperation" are also expected.

Climatologists say this year's United Nations conference is crucial if the world wants to keep temperatures rising by 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.

"Ukraine, like, of course, all other responsible states, expects to intensify global efforts to significantly reduce the destructive impact of people on the climate. Our country supports the Declaration of Leaders on Forest and Land Use, initiated by the United Kingdom at the Glasgow Climate Summit. We have something to offer to the agenda of developing countries in the context of combating climate change. And also to the all-European efforts for the purpose of green transformation and achievement of climate neutrality ”the adviser to the head of OP on anti-crisis communications Mikhail Podolyak declared

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