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Toma de decisiones climáticas en un entorno de confianza

WASHINGTON, DC – En menos de 80 días, los líderes mundiales tendrán la oportunidad de alcanzar un acuerdo único de su época en la lucha contra el cambio climático. La Conferencia de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático que se celebrará en París en diciembre, podría marcar un hito en la historia de la humanidad: el reconocimiento unánime de la necesidad de actuar para prevenir las consecuencias más dañinas del calentamiento global.

Sin embargo, para que se pueda llegar a un acuerdo, los participantes en la conferencia deberán superar la desconfianza que ha conducido a la polarización e inacción en negociaciones pasadas. Para poner en marcha un acuerdo que anticipe límites contundentes a las emisiones de gas con efecto invernadero, será necesario primero cumplir los compromisos que ya se han contraído, incluidas las promesas de los países desarrollados de dedicar  100 mil millones de dólares al año para 2020 a ayudar al mundo en desarrollo a mitigar su contribución al cambio climático y a adaptarse a un mundo más caliente.

Dada la magnitud de los desafíos y los costos que la inacción impone a las personas más vulnerables del mundo, las instituciones de financiamiento para el desarrollo y otras partes interesadas deben demostrar su compromiso con la prevención de los efectos más perjudiciales del cambio climático. Hacerlo requiere un esfuerzo renovado y transparente.

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