Až vyprší Kjótský protokol

Úmluva Kjótského protokolu právě začala platit pro 126 států, které se k ní připojily. Je na čase, aby se během rozhovorů o tom co dělat, až úmluva v roce 2012 vyprší, začalo přemýšlet, jak angažovat všechny státy, včetně velkých producentů emisí. Právě to učinila Evropská komise, když nedávno vytvořila první strategii pro období po Kjótském protokolu, kterou bude v březnu diskutovat Evropská rada.

Ačkoliv Kjótský protokol představuje jen mírné snížení uhlíkových emisí v průmyslových zemích – mezi lety 2008 a 2012 o 5,2% oproti úrovni z roku 1990, přičemž jednotlivé země mají různé cíle –, lze tak skutečně pokročit jak v úsilí o dosažení udržitelnosti rozvoje, tak při ochraně planety.

Nejprve ale všechny země musí zohlednit problematiku klimatu při plánování politik a zlepšit výkon vlády v klíčových sektorech, jako je energetika, infrastruktura a doprava. Jinými slovy, musíme jednat v souladu s poznáním, že změna klimatu a její dopady na obyvatele bohatých i chudých zemí nadále ohrožují globální bezpečnost.

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