This time I’m not going to share 3 stories with you. Although, what Zuckerberg did changing Facebook’s name to Meta it’s beyond stupid. He really thinks that just changing the name fix all the problems. I mean… come on! Ok, never mind. If you want to know what I’m talking about just Google about that “Meta” thing. I think I’m going to publish later an article about it because we need to talk about that.
But first, we need to talk about something really serious, and urgent.
You might have heard, seen, and read “COP26” four hundred million times (or at least I hope so) in the last few weeks all over the internet and on television, but what the hell is that, why is it so important and how can it affect you?
I explain. In the next two weeks, the world will focus its attention on how to act “together” against climate change, for the plant and all the living beings that inhabit it, or so it’s supposed.
Let’s dive into it.
What is COP26?
COP26 is the 26th annual conference organized by the United Nations under the name of the Conference of the Parties. It brings together governments, environmentalists, activists, and companies at the world’s largest conference to agree on how to take action against climate change.
Every 5 years an extremely important COP is held. (COP 26 corresponded to 2020 but was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic)
At COP21 (2015) the Paris Agreements were established with which “The Parties” committed themselves to take action against climate change and to limit the rise in temperature of the planet to less than 1.5ºC.
During COP26, the Paris Agreement will be reviewed and countries will have to demonstrate whether they have met the agreed objectives.
What is expected?
Many think that COP26 is our last great opportunity to reduce the accelerating increase in temperatures.
During the conference, countries are expected to announce drastic changes and make important statements such as:
-Ambitious reductions in CO2 emissions
-Protection of communities and ecosystems
-Movement towards green and renewable energies
How is it going to affect you personally?
Some of the commitments that are announced during COP26 may affect you directly. These can be or be related to the future of gasoline and diesel cars, incentives to heat homes more efficiently, or fly less and change our diet.
As Greta Thunberg once said:
“What I would consider a success would be honesty, that we highlight the difference between what we are saying and what we are doing. Maybe leaders being honest will create a sense of urgency that will make people wake up. […] The COPs as they are now will not lead to anything unless there is big, massive pressure from the outside.“
Don’t be led to believe otherwise.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS.
Let’s keep putting pressure on governments and international organizations.
How can you be part of the movement? What can you do to help?
These are just a few examples of steps that are a powerful way to reduce your carbon pollution and persuade others to do the same. Find a step that’s right for you.
- Walk and cycle more.
- Get some solar panels.
- Fly less.
- Turn down the heating in your home by a degree or more.
- Repair your belongings rather than buying new ones.
- Eat seasonally: eat food that is produced at its natural time of the year
- Cut food waste.
If you want to learn more about it and track your steps, count us in