We live in a climate emergency. The October IPCC report clearly states that we have until 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and until 2050 to reduce them to 'net zero', if we want to maintain a livable climate and limit global warming to 1.5 Cº. Andalusia is already suffering the consequences of climate change: increased desertification, the increase and virulence of forest fires, extreme weather phenomena such as prolonged droughts or episodes of heavy rainfall, as well as gradual loss and degradation of coastline due to rising sea levels are some of them.
On 3 December 2018 the COP24 will open in Katowice, Poland. A new United Nations conference on climate change that should coordinate the efforts of states to limit temperature increases to levels "significantly below" 2ºC, in accordance with the commitments of the COP21 in Paris.
However, the history of the COPs does not invite much hope for this new edition, as the previous ones did not succeed in steering us away from the serious repercussions of climate change.