Millions of tons of carbon dioxide are released into the atmosphere every year. The exact amount is unknown, but scientist believe that more than 35 million kilotons of CO2 pollute the air humans breathe.
Countries have a different plan when it comes to reducing CO2 emissions, and the UN wants to blend those plans so they are more effective. There are countries that say they are reducing CO2 emissions, but they are not doing what they could be doing to help the situation.
According to figures from the United Nations and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, the United States, China, and the European Union release more than half of the Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. When India is added to that list, the percentage jumps to 60 percent.
Brazilian Banker Ricardo Guimarães attended the meeting, and he voiced the same opinion that other countries had at the conference. Guimarães said China, India, the U.S. and the European Union must do more to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The UN and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development have set a goal to reduce emissions by at least 50 percent before the turn of the century. Guimarães said Brazil emits less than 10 percent of the amount of CO2 that China releases, and a little over 5 percent of the United States Total.
Ricardo Guimarães is a numbers man. He has taken the family owned BMG Bank and made it a national banking sensation by sponsoring football clubs. Guimarães is a modern day renaissance man that has an interest in coffee, mining, cattle and real estate. The people of Brazil love him for offering low-interest payroll loans with good terms. The Brazilian government loves his international knowledge, and soccer clubs love his style and determination.
The Paris conference didn’t solve the carbon dioxide emissions issue, but there was a consensus that progress was made. Most countries want to know that other countries are doing everything possible to reduce pollution. The United States and the European Union will have to step up their game when it comes to stopping companies from polluting the atmosphere. Ricardo Guimarães blames the United States Congress for dragging their and putting road blocks up that has slowed the process down to a crawl.