TEHRAN – An Iranian delegation headed by Ali Selajegheh, Department of Environment chief, will attend the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26).The COP26 is the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, which is being held in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, from October 31 to November 12.
The Iranian delegation will also attend the World Summit from November 8, ISNA reported on Monday.
The COP26 summit will bring parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Climate change is one of the most important problems in Iran that can exacerbate drought and water stress.The venue for the conference is the SEC Centre in Glasgow. Originally due to be held in November 2020 at the same venue, the event was postponed for twelve months because of the COVID-19 pandemic in Scotland.
Climate change impact
Increasing consumption of fossil fuels by humans, especially after the Industrial Revolution, has led to an increase in greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately climate change, and now tackling this phenomenon has become one of the most important concerns worldwide.
Climate change is one of the most important problems in Iran that can exacerbate drought and water stress, so it is necessary to make serious plans at the national level to address the phenomena.
Based on research and assessments conducted by Action for Climate Empowerment (ACE) adopted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and using scenarios proposed by the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), if the concentration of carbon dioxide doubles by 2100, Iran’s average temperature will increase by 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius.
Temperature change, sea-level rise, coastal degradation, destruction of agricultural and food products, deforestation, depletion of freshwater resources, regional climate change in the high and northern hemispheres, changes in rainfall and wind direction, rising natural disasters such as tornadoes and floods, intensifying droughts and developing desert areas, increasing air pollution due to rising hot winds and the potential impact on the spread of diseases such as malaria are some of the known consequences of climate change.
According to scientists, global warming due to climate change is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century.
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