Negotiating groups from around 200 countries participating in the UN climate summit approved a new agreement following a last-minute intervention by India to soften the tongue over coal-fired energy.
Some countries, including small island states, said they were deeply disappointed by the move to change the wording: from “giving up” to “phasing out” coal-fired energy, the single largest source of carbon dioxide. of carbon, responsible for creating the greenhouse effect.
Some countries were critical of the wording, but said it was something they had to accept with a view to ending two weeks of UN climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland.
According to the negotiators, the most important thing is that the agreement maintains, albeit with difficulty, the main objectives to limit heating to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) to the levels that were in the pre-industrial period.
Prior to the talks in Glasgow, Scotland, the UN had set three criteria for the summit to succeed, and none of them were met. The UN criteria included promises to halve carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, $ 100 billion in financial assistance from rich countries to the poor, and guarantees that half of that money would go to help developing countries they adapt to the most severe effects of climate change.//FLY
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