Amnesty International urges rich countries to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, but leaves “low- and middle-income” countries with another 20 years.
International organizations defending human rights condemned that by supporting industries that make a living by mining fossil fuels, “the richest government in the world is actually condemning millions of people suffering from hunger and drought” and having to leave their homes where they live. local.
“Prosperous industrialized countries, including G7 members, must achieve zero emissions as soon as possible by 2030. Middle-income countries with the largest production capacity such as China and South Africa must strive to reduce emissions by half by 2030 or as soon as possible to reach zero by 2050. Other low The goal for income and middle-income countries should be to achieve zero by 2050,” Amnesty International (AI) urged.
The G7 summit is expected to be held from June 11th to 13th. AI believes that human rights and fossil fuels cannot coexist.
The human rights organization claims that the 20 largest economies in the world are responsible for nearly 80% of global greenhouse gas emissions, but “only seven economies have proposed to the United Nations to reduce emissions by 2030.”
“During the pandemic, many G20 countries have approved unconditional economic stimulus measures for fossil fuels and airlines, even though they know that subsidizing these industries will hurt millions of people,” AI said.
Chiara Liguori, Human Rights and Environmental Policy Advisor of Amnesty International, pointed out that “Historically, the G7 and other prosperous industrialized countries are the countries that emit the most carbon dioxide and bear the greatest responsibility for the current climate crisis,” but they also “have the resources to stop it.” .
Artificial intelligence requires the largest economies to implement “regulations that require companies to switch to renewable energy and stop using taxes to subsidize the deadly fossil fuel industry.”
It also called for ensuring “a just transition for workers and communities affected by climate change and the decarbonization process”.