Zurich Paris Agreement

The history of global climate policy goes back 30 years. After two years of negotiations, world leaders signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1992 and, in 1997, the first treaty of the treaty, the Kyoto Protocol. Their starting point for Kyoto was that reducing greenhouse gas emissions is costly and that no country would bear the cost if it did not know that other countries were doing so, at roughly comparable levels. No global agreement required countries to fight the virus. But this was not necessary, because each country was encouraged to fight it, regardless of what other countries were doing. A more limited form of international cooperation to control coronavirus has developed. There has been a huge amount of data exchange, both in terms of the number of cases and in terms of development-based medical best practices. There is little and more aid, especially from rich to poorer countries, for example. B in terms of medical care. The World Bank has just launched a programme to distribute the expected vaccines. The reason for international aid is simply that the sooner we can deal with the crisis around the world, the better for all of us, in order to reduce the huge number of deaths and the unprecedented economic costs. The country says its new climate target will reflect a proposed plan to achieve zero net emissions by 2050 “As one of the world`s largest insurers, we see first-hand the devastation caused by natural disasters to people and communities. That`s why we`re accelerating action to reduce climate risk by encouraging changes in the way businesses and people behave and by supporting those most affected.

That`s just right,” said Mario Greco, CEO Zurich Insurance Group. Franz Perrez, Switzerland`s chief climate negotiator, told Climate Home News that the country “has not announced that we will raise our 2030 target.” Instead, Switzerland is working on a communication “that will reflect our new indicative target for greenhouse gas neutrality for 2050.” With extreme weather events already causing devastating events around the world, Zurich will continue to help flood-affected communities through its award-winning Resilience Improvement Program, which has already benefited 225,000 people in nine countries. The rest of the world has not set a deadline to submit updated plans to the UN by 9 February. The United Nations and climate activists have called on countries to present more ambitious 2030 targets and announce plans to achieve net zero emissions through Cop26.