Former US Vice President Al Gore said today that progress had been made in tackling global warming but warned the UN climate conference of the devastating consequences if countries did not keep their promises.
Gore, who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his work on informing the world about climate change, delivered a speech from the main stage of the COP26 summit to conclude his verdict in the first week of the event. .
“We have the tools we need to resolve this crisis. We have heard commitments that will take us a long way towards these solutions,” he said.
“We have to make sure that these commitments are kept. We must not declare victory here, we know we have made progress, but we are still a long way from the goals we have to achieve.”
Gore warned that existing levels of “pro-inequality” pose a threat to democracy and the market economy, and warned that large waves of migration, such as those caused by climate change, could fuel xenophobia and violence.
“We can not allow this wave of authoritarian populism to spread to our world,” he said.
Source From: Capital