The Swede, Greta Thunberg triggered a protest movement that will be worn by students. You are asking the policy to be more ambitious in the fight against the earth rhitzung and the impending climate catastrophe. Especially should be contained, in accordance with the Paris climate agreement the global warming to below 1.5 degrees compared to pre-industrial time.

Greta Thunberg at the UN climate conference in New York

Thunberg, which is currently in the United States, demonstrated since last summer, every Friday – so mostly during school time – for more ambition in climate protection. Your school strike has in the world inspires people to demonstrations under the Motto “Fridays for Future”.

Before the activist a series of climate change conferences, protests, and other dates are available. The youth climate summit of the United Nations in New York starts on the 21. September, followed him two days later on 23. the UN climate summit with heads of state and government in the UN General Assembly.

In the fight against climate change threatens a defeat,

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres has warned that a defeat in the “race” to avoid a climate catastrophe. The “whole society” must put the respective governments, “under pressure”, so that they moved faster, urged Guterres on Tuesday.

“are We going to lose the race,” he said in an Interview with dozens of international media who have joined to the composite Covering Climate Now together. The current scientific findings showed that the climate objectives of Paris “can still be achieved”.

Guterres calls for profound change

The Paris agreement in 2015 to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial era, as far as possible to 1.5 degrees. To Achieve climate targets, a “profound change” is needed, stated Guterres. There are, for example, the production of energy, the organization of cities, and the production of food.

The lack of participation of some important countries such as the USA, could be offset by activity elsewhere in part, said Guterres, six days before the UN climate summit. He referred to climate decisions in California and New York.

Only a few countries, the climate could question

From his point of view, it is one of the best sites of the USA, believing it to be a Federal country, added the UN Secretary-General. So many decisions would be made locally. Major cities, regions and businesses apply their own environmental decisions, as well as banks and investment funds that were withdrawing materials from the financing of coal and other fossil fuels.

In the EU, there are only three countries not agreed to the goal of CO2 neutrality by 2050, said Guterres. Also in India and China there is a Trend to renewable energies, such as solar energy. (SDA)

196 member States of the UN Convention on Climate change, at 12. December 2015 in Paris agreed that they want all companies to the global rise in temperature to limit, if possible, at 1.5 degrees – but also well below 2 degrees Celsius. This is to be achieved mainly through the reduction of CO2-emissions. Switzerland has also ratified the Paris agreement.

But the contract has the foot of a Horse: He sees first, no mandatory measures for the individual States, such as the CO2 emissions are reduced. Prior to the start of the climate negotiations in Paris, 187 States had submitted national climate action plans, and appropriate CO2-reduction goals. However, this would lead to a warming of about 2.7 degrees.

Secondly, a penalty not threatening any country, if it achieved the objectives, or simply do anything. On as shaky ground, the agreement, the withdrawal of the United States, the President of Donald Trump at the 1. June 2017 announced.