Global warming has been a topic of concern for a really long time with environmentalists claiming that the depreciation is happening at a much faster rate than was initially perceived, making disasters even more disastrous, like enraging tornadoes and wildfires and countries had to come to decisions immediately on the steps that they are willing to take to curb this looming problem.
Their concerns seem to have been met somewhat as at the recently concluded UN nations meet in Poland, decisions were taken by the 200 nations to accept the rules to curb out emissions and take a step a step towards combating global warming.
The deal is in accordance with the talks held in the Paris accord. However, there were two key aspects that could not yet be agreed upon and were postponed to the next year, much to the disappointment of the climate enthusiasts. The decision that was agreed upon was definitely a step forward towards a cleaner and safer environment which will benefit humanity in general.
The agreement might find some inconvenience to the countries but it was a necessary one and the governments must work in tandem to overcome the adversities. It has been assured that all aspects had been duly considered before coming to this decision.
The main alarm was sounded when discussions were on the lines of using alternatives to fossil fuels for generating energy which was a concern for major nations like Kuwait, U.S, Saudi Arabia etcetera whose economy are heavily dependent on these. It made them block the IPCC reports and was met with disapproval from small nations. One major aspect that was under consideration was how to trade in emissions. Countries like Brazil who had amassed a large number of carbon credits over the years wanted to retain it. However, an international system of trading seems to be the only viable option at the moment.
Though more progress could have been made in the Poland Climate accord, it is a small stepping stone. Developing nations will receive assistance in curbing their emissions and developed ones would take measures on their own. What is important is to keep this planet habitable for the many years to come.