Venezuela participates in the UN Climate Action Summit
Under the premise of addressing climate change as one of the central issues during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, attended the UN Climate Action Summit on Monday 2019.
The meeting brought together governments, private sector, civil society, local authorities and other international organizations that present concrete actions, plans and initiatives to address climate change on the planet and plan to develop ambitious solutions in six areas: the global transition to renewable energy; sustainable and resilient infrastructure and cities; agriculture and sustainable management of our oceans and forests; resilience and adaptation to climate impacts; and the convergence of public and private financing with a zero net emission economy.
The Climate Action Summit 2019 is celebrated with the vision of promoting and accelerating actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, a historic international pact signed in December 2012 to combat climate change and accelerate and intensify actions and investments necessary for a sustainable future with low carbon emissions.
The central objective of the Paris Agreement is to reinforce the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping the global temperature rise in this century well below 2 degrees centigrades above pre-industrial levels, and continuing efforts to limit even plus the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees centigrades.
When inaugurating the Climate Action Summit 2019, the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Gutérres, urged to curb environmental damage on the planet.
“The weather emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win. The climate crisis is caused by us and the solutions must come from us. We have the tools: technology is on our side”, he said in his speech.
In recent days, the UN Secretary General called on all leaders to come to New York on Monday with concrete and realistic plans to improve their contributions at the national level for the year 2020, following the guideline of reducing gas emissions from 45% greenhouse effect in the next ten years and zero by 2050.
Global emissions are reaching unprecedented levels that seem to have not yet reached their peak.