The top leaders of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change announced on Thursday the postponement of their most important meeting: the Conference on Climate Change COP26, due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus that has already caused the death of more than 42, 000 people worldwide.
The meeting was scheduled to take place in November in the Scottish city of Glasgow, and its main objective was to reach a final consensus to foster action against climate change, according to the official website of the United Nations (UN).
There is no date agreed for the meeting, which would be rescheduled for 2021, a decision approved by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who said that "since hundreds of thousands of people are falling seriously ill and many are dying from COVID-19 disease, the need to suppress the virus and safeguard lives is our priority.
Now more than ever, solidarity and a desire to move towards a sustainable, resilient, low-carbon economy are needed to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, he insisted. Countries must work to protect people's health, while the planet is more at risk than ever, Guterres concluded.