the marathon of negotiations in Katowice: After the unplanned extension of the UN climate summit, the negotiations dragged on through the night to Saturday. The closing plenary was postponed several times and was last scheduled for Saturday afternoon. On Friday, the Polish conference presidency presented a first coherent negotiating text, however, included a number of controversial points.
EU climate Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete, after the second night session, nevertheless confident. The EU will shortly be to the compromise paper of Poland, tweeted Cañete on Saturday morning: “An agreement to the Paris climate Treaty is within reach.”
Next conference may be in 2020
Before the actually for Friday evening meeting, scheduled to take nearly all 200 States of America had been postponed again and again. Negotiator of a number of delegations said that a whole series of points was still open. At the conference the implementation of the Paris climate agreement to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees, and if possible to 1.5 degrees. In Katowice, a rule should be written in a book, with the services of the States for curbing CO2 emissions in a transparent and comparable. In addition, it comes to money for the poorest countries, to guard against the consequences of climate change.
Meanwhile, it was announced that the next climate summit may not take place until the beginning of 2020. The reason for this short-term Jump in Chile as the host. Initially, Brazil wanted to host the next conference, the country withdrew its application, however, at the end of November. Officially budget problems as the reason. The cancellation, however, likely to be linked to the choice of the ultra-right-wing President, Jair Bolsonaro.
Brazil’s foreign Minister, climate change holds for “scaremongering”
He has repeatedly said that he could leave Brazil out of the Paris climate agreement out. This had previously done, America’s President Donald Trump, one of its supporters Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro willl also eliminate the restrictions for deforestation of the rain forest. His designated foreign Minister, Ernesto Araújo from the fact in a Newspaper article on the warnings of scientists on climate change as “alarmism”.