The United Nations Climate Change Conference COP-28 is underway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The conference is almost over. Today, Tuesday, the discussion is going on about fossil fuels. During the discussion, a 12-year-old girl stood in front of the table. Holding a placard, it read, ‘Stop fossil fuels. Save our world, don’t destroy our future.’
According to Indian media NDTV, the 12-year-old girl is from Manipur, India. He is a climate activist. After going there, he gets a chance to talk. After giving a protest message against fossil fuels, everyone applauded him, but the authorities quickly removed him from there.
COP-28 Secretary General Ambassador Majid Al Swaidi praised the protest by Indian climate activist Lichypriya Kanguzam. But for that he has to get into a lot of trouble.
Lichypriya Kanguzam made several posts about this on social media. He claimed, ‘I was detained for 30 minutes after protesting like this. My only crime is that I talked about fossil fuels. But that is what is being talked about in this conference. Later I was thrown out of the conference.’
More than 70 thousand representatives, experts, journalists and rights activists from 198 countries and regions of the world have joined this conference. Since its inception in 1992, no other COP conference has been attended by so many people. The last day of this conference, which started on November 30, is Tuesday.
The year 2022 was a year full of disasters including wildfires, droughts, heavy rains or floods, storms and earthquakes. These disasters are not just natural. There is no longer any debate about the fact that human activity has a major role behind it. These disasters are damaging the environment as well as the global economy.
In such a situation, the climate conference organized by the oil and gas-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) was particularly important. But it seems that there will be no solution with fossil fuels this time either.
More than 100 countries have already endorsed fossil fuel reduction. They claim it is necessary to bring fossil fuel emissions to zero and limit the effects of rapid climate change.
Guterres told COP-28 delegates last Friday: ‘It is clear that a 1.5C temperature limit is possible only if we finally stop burning all fossil fuels. If it does not decrease, the temperature will not decrease. Come up with a clear deadline.’