Global climate negotiations ended on Sunday in Madrid, Spain, after a grueling nightly round of negotiations with officials who were preparing the most sensitive issues for the next year, when the most vulnerable countries conflicted with the US and other major polluters stop the climate pollution and pay for the crisis.
It was a disappointing conclusion for many climate change negotiators who came at a time when disasters and rising seas were wreaking havoc worldwide and experts believed that time was running out for countries, a warmer, worse future.
"We are appalled and dismayed that we have not taken a decision on critical issues, the level of inactivity, ineffective processes and the … commitment of some parties to disability and regressive anti-aging measures. Science positions, ”said the Alliance of Small Island States, which represents some countries at risk of disappearing as the sea level rises.
Ever With almost every country signing the Paris Agreement in 2015 and agreeing to limit future warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius and ideally 1.5 degrees, climate negotiators have taken pains Finding Out How Exactly The Agreement Will Work When It Comes In 2020 This year's meeting, the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25), should address some difficult questions to pave the way for key talks in London next year level to update the climate framework. Nations are expected to come up with much more ambitious targets for reducing CO2 emissions next year.
"I am disappointed with the results of # COP25", UN Secretary General António Guterres tweeted on Sunday. "The international community has missed an important opportunity to increase its containment, adaptation and financing ambitions to deal with the climate crisis. However, we must not give up and I will not give up."
The second year in a row that rules for international carbon markets were agreed, an opportunity for countries to voluntarily work together to achieve their climate goals through emissions trading, and to discuss whether rich nations Most of the greenhouse gases should have to compensate for poorer gases that suffer the worst effects of warming.
The poorer nations have accused the United States, which will officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement next year, an accusation to protect the wealthy nations by paying their fair share of the cost of climate change.
At some point a group around Greta Thunberg's Friday for the future movement stormed the meeting in protest and were booted from the meetings. Frustrated Extinction Rebellion activists dumped a bunch of horse manure on Saturday before the talks.
"The US has once again asserted itself through bullying and tricks," said Harjeet Singh of the ActionAid group in a statement. "As the rage and cyclones of the fires increase, the rich countries have folded their arms and refused to offer the new systems and much-needed money to help the countries that were forced to pick up the pieces after disasters."