With the participation of around 200 countries … the 27th climate summit begins in Sharm El-Sheikh to discuss combating global warming and its consequences

With the participation of around 200 countries … the 27th climate summit begins in Sharm El-Sheikh to discuss combating global warming and its consequences
With the participation of around 200 countries … the 27th climate summit begins in Sharm El-Sheikh to discuss combating global warming and its consequences

With the participation of around 200 countries … the 27th climate summit begins in Sharm El-Sheikh to discuss combating global warming and its consequences

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The 27th climate summit begins on Sunday in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, where 200 countries will gather. This summit has been dominated by tensions over loss and damage and compensation money that rich countries are expected to give to developing countries to fight climate change, especially since those countries face the greatest risks despite not having contributed to the harmful emissions that led to it to global warming.

Amid mounting demands for rich countries to compensate the poorest and most affected by the impacts of climate change, the United Nations conference opened Climate change (COP27)where 200 countries will meet.

Most of the tensions surrounding Climate 27 are expected to be related to the losses, damages and reparations being made available by rich countries to low-income countries that face the greatest risks from climate change and do little to deal with harmful emissions doing had led to global warming.

Delegates begin a two-week negotiation process by agreeing to the conference agenda during an opening plenary session, where all eyes will be on whether richer nations will agree to formally put the issue of compensation on the agenda.

With the participation of around 200 countries … the 27th climate summit begins in Sharm El-Sheikh to discuss combating global warming and its consequences

As expected, diplomats from more than 130 countries at the 27 climate summit will push for the creation of mechanisms to facilitate funding that focus solely on losses and damages. At last year’s Glasgow Climate Summit 26, high-income countries disagreed with a proposal to establish a loss and damage finance body, instead supporting a New Dialogue action over three years of funding talks.

A session to discuss casualties and damage is currently on the tentative agenda and policymakers will decide today whether it will be on the official summit agenda.

“I hope it will be on the agenda,” said Matthew Samuda, minister at Jamaica’s Department of Economic Growth. “A lot of countries that were unwilling to support it a year or two ago are flexible in their positions.” Others expressed concern about possible obstacles. “We know that the Europeans support us…Now we want to know whether the United States objects or not,” said Saleem al-Haq, director of the International Center on Climate Change and Development.

Chinese President Xi Jinping will stay away from the summit, while US President Joe Biden will attend the Sharm el-Sheikh conference in a brief stopover on November 11, while cooperation between their two countries, the world’s two biggest polluters, crucial is your relationship is very strained. However, they could meet on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Bali next week.

The G20 countries are responsible for 80% of global emissions, but the world’s richest countries are accused of failing to meet their responsibilities in terms of targets and aid to developing countries.

The resentments of the world’s poorest countries, which are not responsible for warming but are most vulnerable to its effects, will be the focus of the COP27 conference.

FRANCE 24/Reuters


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