UK medical appliances summit: How can we tackle climate change?
The UK has hosted a meeting of the International Commission on Climate Change (ICC), the international body that advises governments on how to tackle climate changes.
The meeting of 1,200 experts was held in the UK to discuss how the country can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050.
The summit was held as the country is facing a major rise in temperatures, as well as the risk of flooding.
The conference was called to discuss a range of topics, including climate change, energy and air pollution, water resources and food security, the BBC reported.
The event was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the ICC’s first meeting.
“It’s a landmark meeting and a very important one, in that it sets out the priorities that we have to put in place in order to achieve our ambitious goals, and it’s a significant milestone,” said Lord McAlpine, chair of the meeting.
“It will hopefully provide a baseline for future meetings and discussions.”
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister David Cameron and other officials, as part of a two-day conference that was also attended by representatives of the UK’s largest private health companies.
Cameron is set to meet the presidents of France and Germany at the weekend to discuss the Paris Agreement.
“We have been making some progress in this process, but I think there’s a real challenge to see the agreement fully ratified in the next few months,” he said.
“There’s going to be a lot of work to be done in terms of ratification and a lot more that needs to be undertaken to get there.”
This is a moment for us to do what we can to be part of this international effort to reduce greenhouse gases.
“The UK is the world’s third-largest polluter, with its emissions of greenhouse gases at almost 400 million tonnes a year, according to the United Nations.
The UK has been one of the biggest polluters of CO2 since the Industrial Revolution.
It was the first country to pass laws restricting the amount of CO 2 in its atmosphere in 1875.
The new limits were lifted in the 1960s.
The British government has also pledged to cut emissions by 10% by 2020.
It says it has reduced CO2 emissions by more than 40% since 2005.