We are excited to share that our initiative has officially joined the United Nations Secretary-General (UNSG) 2019 Climate Action Summit’s.
During the preparatory meeting for the Summit for indigenous people, celebrated on 2nd and 3rd of September in México City, our coordinator, Diego de León, was able to meet with the UNSG Special Envoy for the Summit, Ambassador Luis Alfonso de Alba. During the encounter, Diego presented the initiative, and handed the written pledge of the organization and its members to measure their carbon footprint, and reduce CO2 emissions 50% by 2030.
The Special Envoy gratefully received the documentation, and encourage the members of Queers X Climate to engage in further ambitious action.
This is a significant step of our collective efforts, and will help us sheep light to the work that is being implemented by our members. Our commitments are now officially global commitments.
On September 2018, the UN Secretary-General called countries to engage in more ambitious climate action. The call was based in the findings of the Integumental Panel on Climate Change, that show that national pledges will only limit the increase of global average temperature by 3ºC. However, in order to prevent an irreversible change in our global climate system, we need to limit the increase of temperature by 1.5ºC by 2030 and became carbon neutral by 2050.