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Burning COP26

The 26th edition of the COP is the COP26 which was held in Glasgow (Scotland) from October 31 to November 12, 2021 aimed to unite and engage the countries present in various long-term actions to fight against global warming climate.

From this 26th international summit from which emanate strong positive values, we however observe behaviors in total contradiction with these:

* The hypocrisy of some leaders via their trips in private jets;

* Act of presence without any real desire for long-term commitment;

* Very noticed absences such as Chinese, Russian or Brazilian leaders.

Many issues such as coal, deforestation and methane were mentioned, but we again notice a certain “division” between the participating countries:

* The “non-exploitation” of coal-fired power stations, an agreement signed by more than 90 countries, for the poorest a deadline of 2040 has been set, but for other large consumers such as China, Japan, India or the United States refuses to engage;

* About 100 countries have also pledged to stop deforestation by 2030;

* About a hundred countries (totaling 40% of global methane emissions) have also pledged to drastically reduce them by 30% by 2030. Conversely, large polluters such as China, Russia and India were missing.

All these promises, judged as “empty” by young people and in particular by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, triggered numerous demonstrations in the streets of Glasgow in the hope of obtaining concrete actions from the various governments!

Finally, poor logistical and organizational management sealed the fate of this disappointing COP26, in particular by the implementation of numerous restrictions preventing a certain audience of “experts” from coming to the conference.

We can therefore question the veracity of a policy common to all countries and also the personal commitment incumbent on them in the fight against global warming.

Shouldn’t we rather give the floor to a determined and determined population wishing to work for the good of our planet?

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