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Agreement at the UN climate summit in Katowice

After two weeks of tough negotiations, agreed by the States representatives at the UN world climate conference in Katowice on a package for the implementation of the Paris climate agreement.

Three years after the historic agreement at the Paris climate agreement almost 200 States have approved common rules for the practical implementation. The head of the UN climate change conference in Poland, Michal Kurtyka, sealed the compromise of the plenary meeting in Katowice with a hammer.

the aim of the agreement is to limit global warming to well below two degrees. The emissions of greenhouse gases must be reduced from the combustion of coal and Oil in the coming years drastically. Currently, the earth is heading for a warming of at least three degrees.

"That was hard work": conference of chief Kurtyka

Two weeks had been negotiated in the Polish city, with a day delay the final document. The negotiating teams are welcomed to call the decision with applause and Cheers. "It was hard work," said Kurtyka, and spoke of a "historic Moment."

transparency of the rules and Standards

Among other things, the summit of transparency rules and Standards agreed for CO2 capture, so that the climate protection efforts of the States are comparable with each other. Poor countries, however, time to create the technical preconditions for this. In particular, a dispute as to the calculation method of emissions trading had delayed the completion. It throbbed in Brazil on a formulation that would have allowed the opinion of other States is a double counting of the emission reductions. The solution of the dispute was postponed.

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