Tendency of the global community toward greener fuel-based transportation
The global community is emphasizing green energy in managing renewable energy-based transport by reducing dependence on fossil fuels. Multilevel action, urbanization, environmental enrichment, and communication sector were given importance in the discussion of the 7th day of the United Nations Climate Conference (COP-28) held in Dubai on Wednesday (December 6).
South and Southeast Asian countries have sought cooperation in developing green energy-based communication management in various discussions. On the seventh day of the COP-28 conference, 106 countries signed a resolution brought by the European Union (EU) to stop fossil fuels. Experts believe that if it is adopted, effective steps can be taken to stop the use of fossil fuels. However, major countries such as the United States, Japan, China, and India have not yet signed the resolution. On the other hand, the United States has come up with a proposal to reduce the use of fossil fuels, which recommends not building new coal-fired power plants. But India and China have not agreed to it yet.
Sharif Jamil, coordinator of Waterkeepers Bangladesh, who attended the conference, said that:
“The first week of COP-28 ended on Wednesday. There is some hope this week, but also disappointment. Hopefully, a fund has been set up to cover the damage. With that, the discussion of getting out of fossil fuels has started. However, it was not unanimously accepted. Disappointingly, there is nowhere to say that the transition away from fossil fuels is just and beneficial to people. For this, the climate fund must be adequately financed. So that people can get benefits quickly. Another disappointing thing is that, while it is talked about getting out of fossil fuels, various false solutions including nuclear power, hydrogen fuel have been brought up. But despite this, there is hope that money has started coming into the damage fund last week. About $700 million has been raised so far.”
Sharif Jamil, Coordinator of Waterkeepers Bangladesh