Europe’s long-term plans to fight climate change will not change in the face of an energy crisis. This was stated by the climatologist Alexey Kokorintransmits RIA News.
The Agency recalls that in 2021, at the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention UN on climate change, about 50 countries have agreed to start a phased transition from coal to clean energy. This year’s UN climate conference will take place from 6 to 18 November.
The climatologist pointed out that last year countries agreed to take measures to phase out coal – they do not stop using it completely, but gradually reduce the amount of consumption.
“In the same place, the distance from the movement to carbon neutrality was prescribed – this is 30, 50 and more years,” Kokorin explained and added that in the event of a trend change in any year, the lost time can easily be made up.
He believes that the energy crisis will not affect the long-term plans of countries to combat climate change. The climatologist recalled the sustainable development mechanism of the Paris Agreement, countries are allowed to conduct any projects in this direction, there are no restrictions.
In addition, Kokorin said that at the upcoming conference, the topic of the energy crisis in Europe will be less relevant than the food crisis in Africa.