Updated November 8, 2021 at 6:01 p.m.
- Half Time in Glasgow: The World Climate Conference begins its second, potentially decisive week.
- When poor countries insist on compensation from rich industrialized countries, they retaliate against each other like the United States and China or block resolutions like Saudi Arabia.
- Tens of thousands of people are fighting in Glasgow over the weekend for more climate justice.
And after major demonstrations in Glasgow for climate protection, the World Climate Conference begins its second, important week. A number of ministers and heads of government will travel to Scotland on Monday to speed up talks in the nearly 200 states represented. Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze will not join until the weekend, as the SPD politician is in talks about a coalition of the SPD, the Green Party and the FDP in the federal government.
At a grand meeting with nearly 30,000 delegates in Glasgow, this Monday’s agenda has the subtle topic of money. Poor states, which are already experiencing droughts, floods and rising sea levels due to rapid global warming, are pushing for compensation from rich industrialized nations. However, they have been cautious for years – because they are afraid of lawsuits related to compensation in court.
Nevertheless, the British government has openly called on rich industrialized nations to provide more funding in the fight against climate change, which is taking refuge before 2030. Trade Minister Anne-Marie Trevelian, who chaired the talks on financial pledges in Glasgow on Monday, said: “We must act now to prevent climate change from pushing more and more people into poverty.
Payments to poor countries will not be until 2023
Funding for climate negotiations is one of the most controversial issues. For example, the industrialized nations have already agreed that they will only fulfill the promise of $ 100 billion a year after three years, especially in 2023, for countries affected by climate change.
Halfway through the conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson hosted the summit Scotland – The states have called for more commitment and greater willingness to compromise. This is in line with the general target set in Paris in 2015 for global warming to withstand 1.5 degrees compared to the pre-industrial period.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a solution. “The sirens are ringing,” he tweeted early Monday morning. “Like people everywhere, our planet tells us something. We need to listen, we need to act and make wise decisions.” This decision must be made for the protection of the future and for the salvation of mankind.
Greta Dunberg laments the “blah blah blah” of the economies
On Friday and weekend tens of thousands of people in Glasgow, the whole of Britain and many countries expressed their dissatisfaction with the decades-late climate protection and called for more climate justice. Sweden’s Greta Dunberg, the world’s best activist, slammed the inaction of the major economies and “blah blah blah blah blah blah blah”. The COP26 conference has already failed. According to previous plans, the summit should end on Friday.
Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel considers youth struggles justified. “Glasgow has already come up with some results, but from a youth perspective it is still reasonably slow,” CDU politician Deutsche Welle said in an interview.
The international community has always done a lot for climate protection, but reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say “it has become more and more alarming and more and more threatening”. “Then I tell the young people, they have to put pressure, we have to go fast,” he stressed. Merkel. It is true that one has become fast. “But the distance to scientific estimates has not grown again. In this decade it must change now. We must again follow scientific estimates: that is, global warming very close to 1.5 degrees. Stay.”
Saudi Arabia blocked, US condemned China
On Sunday, environmental activists blamed the oil-rich kingdom Saudi Arabia Thinks to prevent negotiations. In a final announcement scheduled for Friday evening, government representatives from Riyadh opposed ambitious formulas on climate protection, Greenpeace boss Jennifer Morgan complained. The Saudi delegation also blocked the decision to make progress on the topic of adapting to the effects of global warming. Morgan said such strategic maneuvers by the dictatorial state were “cynical” but well known.
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden’s U.S. government called China As the largest producer of fossil CO2 emissions, it has stepped up efforts to protect the climate. “We expect China to take responsibility for the climate,” White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan told CNN. The United States The world’s largest economy and – after China – the second largest cause of CO2 emissions. (dpa / dh)
In cold and humid weather, tens of thousands of people marched through Glasgow, where the World Climate Conference COP26 is currently taking place.
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