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, especially the concrete steps to reduce global warming. So far, the biggest issuers do not hold their commitments. © Photo: DPA / Patrick Pleul Qualm flows from a chimney of an industrial plant.
Despite intensive negotiations, the Environmental and Energy Ministers of the G20 countries have not been able to agree on more ambitious climates at a meeting in Naples. Although all participants were generally known to the Paris Agreement of 2015, such as the Italian Minister for the Ecological Wende, Roberto Cingolani, announced on Friday evening at the end of the two-day meeting. However, a concrete agreement remained at decisive points.
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Two of 60 originally planned articles of the Joint Declaration were deleted in the absence of an agreement, Cingolani said. Among other things, this concerns the concrete steps to reduce global warming. "All have committed to the decarbonization, the question is only on which time scale." The Heads of State and Government of the G20 would now have to advise on the open dispute points.
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In view of the "particularly complex" negotiations, the Italian department chief was still satisfied with the result. "This Agreement is of fundamental importance to pave the way to the COP26," said Cingolani with a view of the 26th UN Climate Conference in November in Scottish Glasgow. Originally, the Climate Conference should take place in November 2020. But because of the Corona pandemic she was moved by one year.
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also the Secretary of State in the Federal Environment Ministry, Jochen Flasbarth, who represented in Naples Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) wrote in the online service Twitter: "For the first time, the G20 environmental and energy ministers as their joint 'mission' have anchored to approach worldwide climate protection and A limitation of climate change to keep to 1.5 degrees 'accessible'. " Flasbarth regretted, however, that there was no agreement in Naples "with coal and coal financing".
The Paris Agreement provides for the limitation of global warming to significantly less than two degrees Celsius compared to the pre-industrial times , as far as possible at 1.5 degrees Celsius. But a current interim balance shows that many of the biggest issuers do not comply with their commitments and there is no agreement on how to implement the Paris Agreement exactly. (AFP)
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