Rome, September 24. (Adnkronos) – In addition to the Covid, the emergency that we have placed at the center of the agenda of our G20 presidency is linked to climate change. The latest report from the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that without immediate, rapid and widespread reductions in greenhouse gas emissions With global warming, we will not achieve limit global warming to less than 1.5 degrees above the pre-industrial era. levels The number of climate-related natural disasters has quintupled since the 1960s Extreme weather events set to intensify over the next few decades The World Health Organization estimates that Climate change is already responsible for 150,000 deaths per year today, which could reach 250,000 between 2030 and 2050. We must act now to protect our planet, our economy and future generations. This is how Prime Minister Mario Draghi spoke during the general debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.
“As the Presidency of the G20 – and continued – and partner of the United Kingdom in COP26, Italy intends to achieve ambitious goals on the three pillars of the Paris Agreement: mitigation, adaptation and funding. We need to reduce carbon dioxide from fossil fuels and other climate-modifying gases, including methane, as much as possible over the next decade. And we must adapt our infrastructure to the increasingly frequent and violent shocks of climate change. “