Climate summit final resolution finally approved. As a last-ditch objection to India’s proposal to shut down coal-fired power plants, India has suggested that the term “shut down” should be used instead of “shutting down”.
At the same time, the summit (UNCOP 26) agreed on significant financial assistance for urgent climate change mitigation measures, including forest conservation and renewable energy projects.
The agreement also called for working towards the goal by the end of next year without waiting for five years. The summit will reconvene next year. At the same time, the three main proposals put forward by the United Nations were not approved.
The UN calls for halving carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, for rich countries to provide $ 10,000 billion in aid to emerging countries, and for half of this amount to be spent on climate disaster relief.
With the rejection of austerity measures, including eliminating coal use, the goal of lowering the global warming limit to 1.5 degrees Celsius is considered problematic. Many countries, including Australia, have strongly criticized India’s decision not to restrict coal consumption strictly.
However, it was pointed out that the agreement could include several positive choices, including an increase in aid to developing countries. US envoy John Kerry said the deal was a good one for the world, despite its shortcomings.
Coal Issue: This is the first time the proposal to reduce coal and petroleum fuels included in the dispute. The rhetoric in this regard paved the way for India’s opposition in the last hour. India demanded a change in a word of the agreement, but this provoked strong contenders in the conference hall.
India opposed the recommendation to end the use of coal, saying it was essential for its development. India opposes a request to waive fuel subsidy India also did not approve the proposal to waive fuel subsidy.
Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav has said that it is not suitable for developed countries to impose coal depletion on developing countries.
Although many countries have repeatedly suggested that temperatures lowered to pre-industrial levels, it is unclear how the money will spend. Proposals to phase out petroleum fuels and abandon coal-fired power plants were not entirely acceptable to countries like India from the outset.
The resolution delayed because the final solution could only be adopted if there was a consensus among the 200 members. India opposed Article 20 of the draft on thermal power plants and reduction of subsidies and Article 36 on the damage and harms caused by climate change.
India, trying to catch up with developed countries, has made it clear that these will soon be difficult to accept. India also opposed the need to completely stop the use of coal and switch to renewable energy sources.
Let’s agree on a carbon market goal, which is achievable through cooperation under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement or at one’s discretion. This kind of cooperation is also beneficial to develop countries.
Necessary financial and technical assistance can be provided to the education, daily, and health sectors to prevent climate change and implement renewable energy projects.
Radiation is part of every activity. Renewable energy projects are no exception, and renewable energy projects mustn’t emit carbon dioxide during operation. Once these projects implemented, climate change due to the declining use of fossil fuels will become apparent.
COP 26 ‘blah, blah, blah’; Criticized again by Greta Thunberg
Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg criticizes the COP26 climate summit. Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg condemns the conference. Greta accused the panel of being unnecessary and mocked his decisions as “blah, blah, blah”.
Meanwhile, UN Secretary-General António Guterres acknowledged the shortcomings of the summit and warned of an impending climate disaster.
‘COP26 is a compromise, and it reflects the interests, contradictions and political will of the world, an important step, but this is not enough. Our fragile planet is hanging on a string, and we are still on the verge of a climate catastrophe,” he tweeted.
Mentioning the youth in his tweet, he added that he knows you may be disappointed, but we are in a life struggle for winning.
Greta’s tweet criticizing COP26 was: “COP26 is over. Here is a summary: blah, blah, blah. But the real work continues outside the conference, and we will never give up.’