Another week has passed and we're back with the climate updates! This is "Let's balance out" and you'll read one good news and one bad news about the climate crisis. Shall we begin?
So what do you want first? The good news or the bad news?
Yes, I know it's been 3 weeks now that I wrote about COP25, but it's just not over yet. This time, rather than hopeful messages and positive outcomes we have to face the harsh truth: COP25 was a disaster.
Now that it's over we can draw conclusions.
First of all, the summit has been delayed and extended two days more than originally planned. Maybe they needed time, but time to do what? Because apparently no strong deal has been reached. In these two weeks no strong position to face the climate crisis has been taken.
This is a terrible situation, it means we don't have a unite institution regarding this topic, thus we don't even have a unite effort to reach climate stability.
This is not looking good, because this means that even though we have a unite science to start from, we don't have the collective will to start walking towards concrete solutions.
Fortunately, there are some little changes here and there. Like in London where the first zero emissions street has opened. It's Beech Street, and petrol and diesel cars will be banned from transiting there.
Plus, we learned that the EU, as opposed to other countries during COP25, proposed its European Green Deal. It has many points, like becoming climatically neutral within 2050, and helping companies to become world leaders in clean products and technologies.