COP26 leader says “there is a mountain to climb” for a deal – 11/09/2021

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Glasgow (United Kingdom), November 9 (EFE) .- British Alok Sharma, chairman of the 26th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26), on Tuesday acknowledged that despite progress, “there is still a mountain. There is no way to reach an agreement at this summit that makes it possible.

“We are making progress, but we still have a long way to go in the coming days. What has already been collectively agreed is progress, but not all that needs to be done to reach the 1.5 degree target,” he said of the British look. Presidential Diary for Journalists.

The former minister said the countries’ “lack of ambition” had “diminished” but “what the world needs now is that it will be implemented and the promises kept.”

“We have a chance to win,” the politician said, warning that the transition to an environmentally sustainable economy is “technically feasible and economically attractive, and it is accelerating everywhere.”

Sharma said the second edition of the policy document would be released on Wednesday, which would set the course for a multifaceted struggle against climate change. The goal is to write the final speech before the end of the conference in Glasgow on Friday.

“The time has come to see political consensus in areas of disagreement, with only a few days left,” he warned, adding that pending issues were being discussed at the ministerial level.

Negotiators from 197 countries are discussing the possibility of reviewing their emissions reduction targets annually and how to verify that governments are fulfilling their obligations.

In addition, talks are being held on how to distribute funds to countries with limited resources, which will bear the brunt of climate change, and on the regulatory development of the Paris Agreement.

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Commenting on complaints from some NGO audiences who could not access the talks, Sharma explained that “ways to expand access” were being sought and that this was possible through the digital platform, although “there are capacity limitations due to COVID-19 and issues”. Security “.EFE

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