GLOBAL COPOUT

Submitted by ub on Sun, 11/14/2021 - 08:42

200 countries copout at COP26 by agreeing to 'Phase Down' rather than 'Phase Out' coal power, bowing to China and India.

India wanted the revision to the language on coal to reflect the 'national circumstances of emerging economies. China, which uses coal-fired power plants to fuel its explosive economic growth, consumes half the world's coal, while India is in second place accounting for 11 percent of global coal use. 

India, China, and other coal-dependent developing countries demanded the change in the wording be rewritten, and the clause was quickly re-written in the final phase of negotiation. 

The UK hosted COP26 in Glasgow ended up as a global copout.

The #COP26 summit brought parties together to accelerate action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. A statement was released in an attempt to clean up the mess left behind.

"If we do what we promise here, humanity will learn to live within planetary boundaries. This means that there is a prosperous and safe future for every human being on this. And that is a promise we must keep. @TimmermansEU at @COP26 closing plenary. #EUatCOP26 #COP26

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