Climate Hopes For 2022 - What To Watch And What To Expect?
<p>I wish I could tell you that 2022 climate change actions will bring many different hopes and actions than 2021 but will be hard to be true. The best we can hope for is to have incremental progress since global warming “remains stubbornly uncathartic.” According to David Roberts, climate journalist.</p><p>Much has been said about how much the world achieved at the Glasgow COP26, the outcomes, pledges, and deals, but it is impossible to deny that the world has done too little to tackle climate change.</p><p>In Glasgow, parties agreed to start doing more on emission cuts and promises more money for developing countries - to help them adapt to climate impacts, but the pledges don't go far enough to limit temperature rise to 1.5C.</p><p>Additionally, global commitments and oppositions to phase out coal were the epicenter of many discussions, nevertheless, scientists say extreme weather events are becoming and will be becoming more frequent in 2022: more heatwaves, sea level rises, wildfires, floods, and other dramatic natural disasters. Then, how much the world achieved at climate talks and what will happen, depends in large part on where you live. For instance, for large middle-income countries, like India and South Africa, there were signs of progress on investments needed for developing clean energy, after global commitments to cut emissions fell far short of the goal to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7°F). energy.</p><p>On the flip side, in 2022 continued upward pressure on energy costs will force governments to favor policies that lower energy costs but delay climate action. Rising energy prices will raise anxiety levels for both voters and elected officials — even as climate pressures on government increase.</p><p>In summary, 2022 will be a matter of climate action, will shape critical conversations, and continue influencing public policy decisions around the most defining issues of our time. For the poorer countries that had been calling throughout the meeting for funding through the principle of loss and damage, but in the developed world, countries still must internalize, politically, that bills are coming due – both at home and abroad – after decades of delaying action on climate change. The longer the delay, the more difficult the transition will be.</p><p>In conclusion, in my view, COP27 has already started. Despite It, there is still a huge amount to do in coming years, but today's agreement is a big step forward and, critically, we have the first-ever international agreement to phase down coal and a roadmap to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, which will be enough to spark further job opportunities and economic development while prioritizing a sustainable and green recovery.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>