pollution in China Peter Parks/Getty Images

Z frontových linií boje proti změně klimatu

MANILA/SAN JOSÉ – Vysocí představitelé 175 stran podepsali 22. dubna globální dohodu o změně klimatu, dohodnutou v prosinci v Paříži, čímž vytvořili rekord pro přijetí mezinárodního ujednání. Projev podpory je povzbudivý. Dává naději, že hybná síla, která vedla k průlomové prosincové dohodě, zůstává neoslabená.

Dosažení dohody v Paříži bylo ale jen prvním krokem na dlouhé cestě k ochraně globálního klimatu a nejohroženějších zemí světa. Druhým bylo její slavnostní podepsání. Dalším je ratifikační proces. Aby dohoda vstoupila v účinnost, bude ji muset ratifikovat 55 zemí, na něž připadá alespoň 55 % globálních emisí.

Dobrou zprávou je, že tento proces už probíhá. V únoru se Fidži stalo prvním státem, který úmluvu ratifikoval a následovaly tři další malé ostrovní státy. Všechny čtyři jsou členy Fóra klimaticky zranitelných, skupiny 43 zemí – včetně Kostariky a Filipín, jež zastupujeme – v přední linii boje proti změně klimatu. V Paříži členové fóra neúnavně prosazovali dohodu a teď uděláme vše, co je v našich silách, pro uspíšení jejího vstupu v účinnost.

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