Ahead of World Oceans Day 2021 and the second UN Ocean Conference next year, UN officials stressed the need for ‘clear, transformative and actionable’ solutions to the ocean crisis.
They have so far continued to make choices that push them further away from targets they agreed upon five years ago to protect the climate and their citizens.
The Chagos Archipelago belongs to the country of Mauritius; it’s not a bargaining chip for the American empire.
"While the vote does not represent a formal withdrawal from the Compact, it does send a signal that the wealthiest country the world intends to abdicate global leadership in working towards the Compact's objectives."
The two nations to vote against it were the U.S. and its ally, Israel, while Ukraine and Moldova simply did not vote.
The Paris agreement seeks to create a more transparent system that will allow the public to monitor how well goals are met by each country as climate change progress is made.