“we’ve got!” – China’s chief negotiator at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, Xie Zhenhua, told the British agency with the help of an interpreter.
The final agreement with the amendments was accepted by representatives of almost 200 countries.
It was proposed to amend the content of the agreement at the last minute and address the issue of coal phase-out. The decision sparked complaints from countries particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. They demanded more specific statements about the end of fossil fuel financing.
India has proposed changing the text of the final declaration after a row with China over cutting subsidies for coal and fossil fuels and the issue of introducing new climate targets by next year.
The more ambitious climate goals that have been adopted are to accelerate climate change mitigation actions, but they lack provisions on co-financing for the poorest countries, where the effects of global warming will be the most serious, and in many cases already being felt.
The final document’s conclusion includes for the first time a commitment by states to move away from fossil fuels, including coal.
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