Climate negotiations extended by one day… Fierce tug-of-war at the end of ‘1.5 degree shooter’


Discussions about finding a solution to the climate crisis have finally passed the deadline.

The 26th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change COP26 was scheduled to close on the 12th local time, but it was difficult to gather sharply divided opinions, so Chairman Sharma announced that the deadline would be extended by one day.

“Based on the ongoing discussions, we plan to present the latest version of the draft agreement at 8 am on the 13th,” said Sharma, after a brief informal general meeting.

He said, “We will hold an official general meeting in the afternoon to adopt and close the agreement.”

COP26 participating countries are coordinating the wording with the second version of the agreement that came out on the morning of the 12th.

It is known that an agreement must be reached on major issues such as the cessation of coal subsidies, international carbon market guidelines, and support for climate change response funds in poor countries.

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry described the fossil fuel subsidies as “crazy” and said the goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius could not be abandoned.

(Photo=AFP, Yonhap News)

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