Johnson says the rich countries must meet $100 billion climate pledge
As he prepares for a United Nations summit beginning at the end of October, the British Prime Minister's call for the wealthy countries to meet tens of billions p.m. on Monday. The British Government said
President Obama and Secretary-General Antnio Guterres will hold a roundtable of world leaders on Monday to get rich countries to fulfill the unmet pledge, made in 2009.
"Richer nations have reaped the benefits of untrammelled pollution for generations, often at the expense of developing countries," Johnson said in a statement.
"As those countries try to grow their economies in a clean, green and sustainable way, we have responsibilities to support them in doing so - with our technology, with us and with the money we promised."
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development published a report on Friday that rich countries likely missed the goal to contribute $100 billion last year to helping developing nations deal with climate change after increasing funding by less than 2 % in 2019.
In messages made in his climate round-table speech on Monday, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said that the pledge of $100 billion should be fulfilled.
He also said that current measures on curbing global greenhouse gas emissions are insufficient.
"All this is clear: this's far from the trajectory needed to reach net zero by 2050," said he.
Using the French climate agreement, the United States analysed country pledges in the Paris climate deal last week said that global emissions would be 16% higher in 2030 than in 2010 - far from the 45 percent reduction by 2030 that scientists say
Without ambitious commitments, global temperatures could reach 2.7C above pre-industrial levels by the end of the century, according to the U.S.