Climate Summit in Madrid calls for the world’s attention in combating the global warming before it is too late
Chile’s Environment Minister, Carolina Schmidt is hoping that the December 2-13 meeting in Madrid will urge the policymakers to take serious actions about carbon neutral economies while being sensitive to the poorest and those most vulnerable to rising temperatures.
Countries agreed in Paris 4 years ago to limit global warming to well below 2°C (3.6°F), ideally 1.5°C (2.7°F) by end of the century.
However, the average temperature has increased by about 1°C, leaving little room for the more ambitious target to be met.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that lacking of political will is why the climate change issue persists.