This Tuesday the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change of 2021 , or COP26, began. The conference takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, and is attended by dozens of world leaders – including Boris Johnson, Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron – to generate new measures to address climate change in a concrete way and through new goals. Above all, the urgency of taking action to avoid reaching a point of no return stands out.
One of the main objectives of the Conference is to limit global warming by the end of this century to less than two degrees, compared to the pre-industrial era, and keep warming at 1.5 degrees.
The first day of COP26 featured the intervention of a Chilean student. Isis Riquelme, a geography student and ecofeminist, made a video appearance at the conference, calling on political leaders to take charge.
“Please help us guarantee a better future. Our lives are in his hands. What you decide at this conference will change the course of humanity. It is time to act ”, mentioned the student.
It is important to highlight instances such as COP26 that are fundamental to talk about the conservation of ecosystems, specifically marine and coastal ones, and promote commitments regarding the care of coastal areas, which are widely related to global warming due to the melting of glaciers and the increase from sea level.