Greta recognizes at least one credit at COP26. “They were even more vague than usual.” In an interview with the BBC, the Swedish activist spares no criticism of the greats of the Earth who, in his opinion, have achieved few results in Glasgow. “They managed to water down the blah blah blah. This is an achievement “, Greta’s caustic comment.
Too vague an agreement
“Unfortunately, it ended as I expected. There are many small steps forward but the document can be interpreted in many ways. It is very, very vague,” said the Swedish activist. There is still no guarantee that it will be possible to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement. “You can still interpret it in many different ways: we can still expand the fossil fuel infrastructure, we can increase global emissions. It’s very, very vague,” concluded Greta. Yes, of course there are steps forward, he admits, even if placed in a context in which commitments are not binding. Countries agreed to “gradually reduce” rather than “phase out” coal after India and China opposed the commitment envisaged in previous draft negotiations. Greta also reiterated that the “small progress” made could demonstrate how a fight against global warming can be “lost”, given that time is an important factor.
After all, the president of COP26, Alok Sharma, after 15 days of talks, said he was “deeply sorry” for the way events took place. The commitments, in fact, he concludes “do not go far enough to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 ° C”.