Spain believes that the emerging Glasgow agreement “goes beyond Paris”

The third vice president of the Government of Spain and minister for the Ecological Transition Teresa Ribera, in a file image. EFE / Manu Moncada

Glasgow (UK), Nov 13 (EFE) .- Spanish Vice President Teresa Ribera considered this Saturday that the agreement of the Glasgow climate summit “goes one step further” than the 2015 Paris Agreement because it consolidates the objective of that temperatures do not rise more than 1.5 ºC with respect to pre-industrial values.
“The text goes a step beyond Paris, it changes the order of priorities: instead of emphasizing that the objective is to stay in the environment of 2 ºC and as close as possible to 1.5 ºC, it proposes the whole action so that the 1.5 is within the reach of the whole of humanity “, declared the also minister for the Ecological Transition, at the expense of the official approval of the draft.
The third vice president of the Government of Spain explained that this change “has worried emerging countries with large emissions, such as China” and considered that this more ambitious wording is “very important and very positive” because “it translates into existence or ceasing to exist” .
“China understands that it is essential” because “it is experiencing the consequences of climate change, it has had very serious episodes of flooding and obviously also the turbulence of the change in its production model and its energy system,” he told the press before entering the plenary where, except for surprise, the agreement will be officially approved.

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