Against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic, European Commission Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, Canada’s Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and China’s Ecology and Environment Minister Huang Runqiu co-chaired on July 7 the 4th session of the Ministerial on Climate Action (MoCA) in digital format, specializing in aligning international restoration measures with the Paris Agreement, and bettering resilience in opposition to future crises.
Meeting individuals included Ministers from G20 nations and different key events within the UN local weather negotiations.
“The planet cannot wait for us to take action on climate change. We have been forced by COVID19 to postpone COP26, but we are working with all of our international partners to share ideas and experience on restructuring and cleaning up our economies,” Timmermans stated. “The €750 billion Recovery Package proposed by the European Commission has the green transition at its heart, including in our support for recovery in partner countries, and I was pleased to present this to my colleagues from around the world today. Without a green recovery we would come out of the COVID crisis only to find out we’ve sleepwalked into a climate crisis,” he added.
As nations around the globe struggle to deal with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, additionally they face a once-in-a-generation alternative to reboot their economies and construct extra sustainable, inclusive and resilient societies, the European Commission stated. “Investment choices we make today in our recovery plans must address the well-being of this and future generations, through transformational climate action and a greening of our economies,” the Commission stated in a press launch.
The MoCA is a vital discussion board for coordinating motion, and sends a transparent political sign that the restoration from the coronavirus pandemic will go hand in hand with the transition to low-carbon and local weather resilient economies in lots of the world’s main economies, the press launch learn.
The co-chairs acknowledged on July 7 that societies around the globe have been affected otherwise by the pandemic and are at completely different levels in planning for the restoration, the Commission stated, including that they famous that their efforts will yield the very best outcomes in the event that they work collectively, share experiences and coordinate their motion at nationwide stage and international ranges.