Vanuatu’s big plea does little to arrest climate change
The call made by the Pacific Island of Vanuatu for a first-of-its-kind global treaty to phase out the use of fossil fuels at the UN general assembly may not yield up to expectations.
Fate OF COP27:
- Cloud over meeting emission targets: There is a possibility that COP27 may not discuss climate change mitigation on account of the ongoing energy crisis in Europe.
- Impact of the Russia-Ukraine crisis: The ongoing conflict has resulted in a global energy supply shortage, and has dented everyone’s ability to reduce emissions.
Call on emissions:
- Vanuatu’s pledge: Despite having a minuscule contribution to the global energy supplies and emissions, it hasn’t gone unnoticed and has grabbed empathy at the UN.
- Phasing out coal usage: Vanuatu’s call is aiming at the ground for making fossil fuel elimination a part of national climate plans at COP27.