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Sports Climate Conference steers an approximation on Saturday afternoon after hard confrontation to

22:50  19 november  2022
22:50  19 november  2022 Source:   spiegel.de

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After a hard confrontation,

after hard confrontations in the morning at the UN climate conference in the Egyptian Sharm of EL-Sheikh. There was a breakthrough, especially with the subject of the dispute, compensation for climate -related damage. On other points, the Egyptian presidency also presented new draft decision that the EU's claims take into account more than before.

Nach harten Konfrontationen am Vormittag hat sich auf der UN-Klimakonferenz im ägyptischen Scharm el-Scheich am Samstagnachmittag eine Annäherung abgezeichnet. Einen Durchbruch gab es vor allem beim Streitthema Ausgleich für klimabedingte Schäden. © Ahmad Gharabli After hard confrontations in the morning, an approximation at the UN climate conference in the Egyptian Sharm of El-Scheich on Saturday afternoon. There was a breakthrough, especially with the subject of the dispute, compensation for climate -related damage.

for compensation for climate -related damage ("Loss and Damage"), according to the Egyptian presidency, the establishment of a fund is now planned, as the developing countries have long since demanded. However, this should be supplemented by other instruments. It is also planned that the support should be concentrated on particularly endangered states - a central demand from the EU and other industrialized countries.

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Specifically decided in Scharm el-Scheich, the establishment of a commission for the establishment of the fund, which will then be discussed at the next UN climate conference in Dubai at the next UN climate conference.

On the sensitive question of the financial structure and the salval group, there are initially no stipulations. It is left open whether the fund should be set up under the roof of the UN climate framework or the Paris climate protection agreement. The latter could also make it easier to use important emerging countries such as China for deposits in the fund.

other new templates were generally available on the climate goals and the desired work program for reducing emission. The goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees is expressly confirmed. It is also recognized that "immediate" and "sustainable" reductions in greenhouse gas emissions are required. By 2030, these should decrease by 43 percent compared to the 2019 status.

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In the draft for the work program, the states are also asked to reduce their emission goals for the period by 2030. However, it also contains a formulation that has so far been strictly rejected by the EU, according to which the program should not lead to new, stricter targets. However, the new wording is less rigoros than in an earlier version. The goal of a removing from coal and also in general from "inefficient" subsidies for fossil fuels is mentioned, as is the goal of an expansion of renewable energies.

in the morning it had temporarily looked like a failure of the conference. "It is better not to have a result than a bad one," said EU Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans in the face of hardened fronts in emission reductions and climate-related damage.

"We will not agree to any suggestions that withdraw the 1.5-degree goal," said Federal Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock (Greens) at this point. She warned of "bury the 1.5-degree goal". In the new texts, some of the EU and other countries were taken into account, if not all.

The opposite position usually represented China and the developing countries merging in the group G77. In the afternoon, the rigid fronts loosened up again. The climate commissioner of the Marshall Islands, Tina Stege, as a spokeswoman for the small island states, but also G77 member emphasized with a joint appearance with EU countries: "The conference must result in a package that the 1.5-degree The goal keeps alive and at the same time protects the most vulnerable states. "

Actually, the conference should have ended on Friday, but it was extended because of the many open questions. All of the resolution templates must still be accepted in a closing plenum expected for the evening.

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Germany's companies, according to a study, must significantly increase their investments in climate protection so that the Federal Republic can achieve its self -contained goals. © Sebastian Gollnow/dpa The Kreditanstalt für recovery (KfW) has asked companies about investments in climate protection. According to a survey by the State Funding Bank KfW among around 11,000 companies of all sizes, the economy in 2021 put a total of around 55 billion euros on climate protection measures in Germany.

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