Climate summit draws out - can end up disastrous

the Participants of the climate summit COP 25 in Madrid is marking time. Saturday is the meeting - which already has lasted for two weeks - gone over the time

Climate summit draws out - can end up disastrous

the Participants of the climate summit COP 25 in Madrid is marking time.

Saturday is the meeting - which already has lasted for two weeks - gone over the time, because the countries simply can not reach a consensus. And it arouses anger:

"Best as we thought that the slow pace and low ambition of the climate change negotiations could not be worse, com COP 25," says Sara Shaw, coordinator of Friends of the Earth International, to Common Dreams.

For her and her movement is a bailout for the climate at the top of the list of what is important right here and now.

But it is not for everyone. Others bring their own interests the highest priority, and it is according to several observers, is precisely the reason why there have not yet signed an agreement yet.

Under the heading 'Crisis at the un summit on climate change: charting a Course towards a catastrophic agreement...or none at all", writes the newspaper Politiken issued, that the situation is so bad that the summit, in theory, may end without an agreement.

"the Risk that we do not get an agreement, is present – or at least that we don't get parts of it, we must have agreed. I fear right now," said environment minister Dan Jørgensen (S) to Politiken, shortly before the meeting started Saturday.

the Problem is that the 193 participating countries are divided in two: Those who want to do more for the climate, and those who will not let the climate come before interests.

the Differences are many. How should poor countries be compensated, when they are now being hardest hit by climate change? How should the targets for 2030 look like and how ambitious should they be? How to trading in CO2 quotas be carried out and recorded?

One of them, which is under the tab of players who want to do something, is the UN secretary-general, António Guterres:

"With the current development, we have headed towards a global warming of between 3.4 and 3.9 degrees by the end of this century. It will affect all life on the planet, including our own, and will be disastrous. There is no reason to wait. We have the tools, we have the science, we have the resources," he said, according to Jyllands-Posten in a speech and continued:

"Let us show that we also have the political will, which the people require from us. If we do nothing, it will be a betrayal against all mankind and against all future generations."

Denmark is one of the countries that have a pile of promises to the table in the form of our new klimalov. A law which describes the goal to cut 70 percent of CO2 emissions in 2030.

But the countries in development - for example, India - refuses to come with more ambitious targets for reducing CO2 emissions unless the rich countries shell out.

And it is hard to make everyone happy. Therefore, expect John Nordbo, there is klimarådgiver at Care Denmark, nor, to the final agreement is ambitious:

"unfortunately, I must say that right now make it not a very strong result," he said on Friday to the news agency Ritzau.

Updated Date: 14 December 2019, 20:00

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