Bonn (Germany), 14 Nov (EFE). - Spain joined today the Bonn climate summit (COP23) to the 2050 Platform, already composed of 26 countries that formally commit to decarbonize their mid-century economy, that is, not generating more emissions than those that can absorb their ecosystems by natural mechanisms.
The 2050 Platform, created a year ago under the impulse of Laurence Tubiana -exembulator of the climate of France and current director of the European Climate Foundation- aims to "send a strong message to investors, who look to horizons of 20 and 30 years to place their assets, that countries are committed to total decarbonization by mid-century, "he said.
With the accession of Spain and Finland (which also joined today), the Platform now totals 26 countries, including Canada, Mexico, Italy, Costa Rica, Brazil, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, China, India, Russia, or the European Commission itself.
In her speech to announce the accession of Spain to the platform, the head of the Government's Climate Change, Valvanera Ulargui, pointed out that its department "shares the vision of this initiative, the leadership, and the certainty that there will be no transition if it is not a transition with a low carbon horizon."
"We are convinced of the benefits that this transition will bring both for citizens and for the economy, "he added.
Therefore," we need public policies and regulatory frameworks. clear that they give a signal to the investors so that they begin to plan their businesses facing a change of strategy towards clean investments and technologies low in carbon ", affirmed the Director of the Spanish Office of Climate Change in her speech.
Ulargui explained that her department works on a Law on Climate Change and Energy Transition "that will be the umbrella framework that will distribute all efforts to reduce emissions between economic sectors and establish clear governance and adequate financing. "
That law, added, it will have a decarbonization strategy by 2050, like the one that most countries in this platform already have, within which it can be analyzed whether the measures Government takes in the present are in line with the goal of decarbonization that is intended to reach in 2050.
The Paris Agreement, adopted in 2015 by nearly 200 countries, It invited the development of long-term decarbonisation paths (2050) with the objective that they serve as a guide to know if what is done in the short term is on the right track.