Beyond the many announcements and international agreements, countries need to work domestically

The executive director of Greenpeace International, Jennifer Morgan, told CNN Brazil that despite some advances during COP26’s first week, there is still a long way to go. For her, one of the most critical points remains the financing for the least developed countries to help with the transition to a low-carbon economy.

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The need to secure the richest countries’ US$ 100 billion per year funding, for instance, is one of the environmentalists’ major concerns. For Morgan, mainly due to the US support for a more efficient energy transition, some steps towards the end of the fossil fuel era have also been taken in recent days.

“It was a bad week for fossil fuel companies, but not bad enough.Things need to get much worse for them before this COP ends if we want to call Glasgow a success,” said the Greenpeace executive. According to her, for things to flow even more smoothly, it is essential that countries make binding national commitments, that is, domestic commitments that can be enforced by the rest of the world, to end all new projects linked to fossil fuels.

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