At the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, countries are expected to propose goals with the aim of reducing emissions and reaching net zero by the middle of the century. The focus will be on phasing out coal, curtailing deforestation, and speeding up the switch to electric vehicles.
Additionally, the developed world must mobilize the financial support for the developing world to transition to clean energy and adapt to climate change.
The developing world has contributed the least to climate change but are the most vulnerable.
The Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley reminded the global leaders present that the developed world has repeatedly failed to live up to their commitments, and that time is running out.
She spoke not just for Barbados, but for “our people living on the frontline, in the Caribbean, in Africa, in Latin America, in the Pacific” and grimly reminded attendees of the strong possibility that COP26 won’t reach its goal.