Ministers push climate negotiations across the line

sharm el sheikh – Government ministers return to Egypt to take over negotiations at this year’s UN climate talks, providing the political support needed to reach a credible deal that will help prevent disastrous levels of warming in the coming decades. Provide diplomats.

Talks at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh got off to a good start, with three days to go before the scheduled closing on Friday, and have lagged the pace of previous meetings.However small thaw in relationship A deal between the US and China at the G20 meeting in Bali has boosted hopes that the world’s top two polluters can help reach a deal in Egypt.

US Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry said Wednesday that he and his Chinese counterpart Xie Zhenhua resume formal talks This comes after China froze three months ago in retaliation for U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan.

However, Kelly was cautious when asked what his goals were for the outcome of the meeting.

“We’ll have to wait and see, it’s a slow start,” he said.

The delegation restates the key goal of the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) and the rules countries have set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions I’ve been arguing over whether

Meanwhile, officials in developing countries are calling on rich countries to deliver on promises of more financial aid to those struggling to combat global warming. One of its key aspects could be payments for ‘loss and damage’ caused by climate change. Developed nations have long resisted, fearing financial responsibility for the carbon dioxide they have pumped into the atmosphere for decades.

But some rich countries are less willing to accept that some form of payment will be required.

Germany’s Foreign Minister Annalena Beerbock said on her departure for Egypt that “especially affected countries, which are not responsible for the CO2 emissions of industrialized countries such as Germany, should protect against loss and damage from climate change.” I certainly hope so,” he said.

She acknowledged that negotiators are on an “uphill road” toward a substantive deal.

Geopolitical tensions have been reflected in this year’s talks, with European Union representatives declining a speech by Russia’s special representative for climate change on Tuesday and a small group of Ukrainian and Polish activists holding a Russian side event. Temporarily interfered.


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