Johnson: It is difficult for developed countries to finance the climate

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The British Prime Minister described it as “difficult” Boris Johnson, the implementation of the commitment of developed countries for funding for climate of poor countries. Boris Johnson characteristically said that this commitment has “six out of ten chances” to be achieved before the COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.

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Developed countries committed in 2009 in Copenhagen to rise to $ 100 billion annually by 2020 the assistance provided to the countries of the South to adapt to the effects of climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

However, according to the Athens News Agency, this goal is far from being achieved: according to OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development), the amount of this funding was only $ 79.6 billion in 2019.

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Boris Johnson will convene a meeting of world leaders today with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to urge them to keep their promise. “I think it will be difficult to achieve this this week,” the British prime minister told reporters on a plane carrying him to New York to attend the UN General Assembly. According to the British news agency PA, Johnson estimated at “six out of ten” the chances of achieving this before COP26 in November.

Johnson added that there were “real signs of progress” on the part of China, the country that emits the most CO2, followed by the United States, while COP26 President Alok Sharma also said yesterday that Chinese President Xi Jinping had not yet confirmed whether he will go to this big climate conference.

During his stay in the United States, Johnson will also be received in the White House by US President Joe Biden, a few days after the announcement of a security agreement reached between the US, Britain and Australia, which angered France over the cancellation of a € 56 billion contract for the purchase of French submarines.

The British Prime Minister will also meet with Brazilian President Zaich Bolsonaro, who has been criticized for speeding up the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, to whom he intends to recall his need to pay his share. in taxes in Britain, but also to “congratulate” him for his initiative for “planting trees around the world”.

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