A German warning of failure and a European threat to withdraw from ‘Cup 27’ in Egypt | DW Arab News | Latest news and perspectives from around the world | DW

A German warning of failure and a European threat to withdraw from ‘Cup 27’ in Egypt |  DW Arab News |  Latest news and perspectives from around the world |  DW
A German warning of failure and a European threat to withdraw from ‘Cup 27’ in Egypt |  DW Arab News |  Latest news and perspectives from around the world |  DW

A German warning of failure and a European threat to withdraw from ‘Cup 27’ in Egypt | DW Arab News | Latest news and perspectives from around the world | DW

The European Union has threatened its readiness to pull out of the climate talks if a satisfactory outcome is not reached, but still believed that an agreement would be reached between negotiators at the COP27 summit in Egypt on Saturday (19 November 2022). could.

“We need progress, not regression, and all (EU) ministers are ready to walk away if we don’t get a result that lives up to what the world is waiting for – that we do something about this climate crisis,” he told Frans Timmermans, head of EU climate policy.

On the sidelines of the summit, he urged the other parties involved in the negotiations to take steps consistent with the European Union’s efforts come to an agreement Especially when it comes to financing the poorest countries affected by climate catastrophes.

“We’re concerned about the things we’ve seen and heard over the past 12 hours,” he told reporters, adding that Europeans wanted to “keep alive” the goal of increasing warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius limit what is the most ambitious goal of the US Paris climate agreement.

“We believe it’s still possible to get a positive result today, but we’re concerned about some of the things we’ve seen and heard over the last 12 hours,” he said. “We’d rather retire than achieve a bad deal.”

Birbuck warns that the conference will fail

Threatened in turn the German foreign minister Annalina Berbock expressly with the possibility of joining the European Union cancellation of the conference of the United Nations.

That’s what the politician, who belongs to the Greens, said in a holiday resort Sharm El Shaikh On the Red Sea, today: “We will not agree to proposals that deviate from the 1.5 degree target.” Birbock added that proposals that raise doubts about the freedoms of future generations will not be accepted

And Birbock spoke about the dissemination of proposals that she was referring to non-compliance of a country Raising her ambition for climate change over the next ten years, she said: “Then the 1.5-degree target dies here at this conference and the European Union will not participate in it.”

Bierbock spoke about the proliferation of proposals that suggest no country is committing to increasing its climate ambition over the next decade

Negotiations on the edge of the abyss

Negotiations at the Climate Change Conference (COP)cup27) is teetering on the brink today after frenetic late-night talks with the EU, which announced its willingness to leave without a deal “rather than a bad outcome” that would constitute an “unacceptable” withdrawal of commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

“At this stage, the Egyptian Presidency is reversing the progress made in Glasgow on cutting emissions,” an official at France’s Energy Transition Ministry told AFP, referring to the outcome of last year’s COP26 climate conference, stressing that “this is unacceptable.” is”. For France and the European Union.

On the other hand, the Egyptian Presidency of COP27 considered that the “vast majority” of countries considered the proposals to be “balanced”. Egypt’s Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, who is chairing the conference, told reporters after a night of intense negotiations that “the vast majority of parties have told me they believe the text is balanced and could lead to a possible breakthrough to reach consensus.” .

“The parties must show their determination and reach a consensus,” he said. He stressed that the proposed text “keeps the 1.5°C target alive”. However, the text has not yet been published by the presidency of the conference. The Egyptian minister called on the parties to “place themselves at the level of the event and take responsibility for finding areas of convergence”.

Several points of contention

Negotiators from around 200 countries, who gathered in Sharm El-Sheikh, held bilateral meetings and talks on Friday night to move forward on sticking points such as the fate of fossil fuels or compensation for damage caused by climate change known as the “Loss and Damage” file.

Alongside the nightly confrontation over the goal of reducing global warming, the issue of “loss and damage” remains one of the most complex issues in the negotiations.

The issue of damage from climate change has come more than ever to the fore of discussion following the unprecedented floods in Pakistan and Nigeria. And calls on the countries of the South to set up a special fund to compensate for this damage.

AH/AJM (Reuters, AFP, DPA)




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