The strongest impression that will live with us who was in Katowice and who dominated large parts of the meeting the conflict is around how a special report from the UN's climate panel, the IPCC, would be received. Halfway through the meeting flared them up when saudi Arabia, the USA, Russia and Kuwait objected that the report would ”be welcomed”, which most countries wanted, and instead considered that it should ”be noted”.
the Debate was bitter and intense, the feelings flooded back.
if the effects of global warming shows that there is much to gain from limiting it to 1.5 degrees, among other things, a minor rise of sea level.
the Gap was clear between the major oil-producing countries risk losing revenue if the fossil fuels should be phased out, and the small island nations in the pacific where people are already experiencing climate change and that for them are literally a matter of life and death.
Önationernas outrage and disappointment have marked the meeting last week.
the Mission to find a solution to the conflict and formulations that countries could agree on landed on the minister for the environment Isabella and her colleague from Costa Rica, Carlos Rodríguez.
the Positions have been locked. A formulation where a task from the report on how many tonnes of emissions must reduce by 2030 if the objectives of the Paris is to be achieved nobbades. Slutförslaget was about the ”Welcome the fact that they were able to complete the report in time”.
commissioned by the Parismötet that it would be the basis for negotiations in Katowice causing such a conflict is remarkable. It means a kind of politicisation of science and the question is what it can mean for the future.
During the three years that have passed since the Parismötet and the unexpectedly ambitious agreement reached where the world has changed.
Klimatförnekaren Donald Trump has replaced Barack Obama, and has taken US out of the paris agreement. Even if the exit does not occur until after the next presidential election as it affects the negotiations. And it certainly contributes to the USA's views on the IPCC report. According to some, the united states could be able to intend to get to some of the changes and writes the contract for it to be possible for Trump to say that he has renegotiated terms and conditions and use it as explanation to remain in the paris agreement.
U.S. pullout from the treaty has contributed to creating space for saudi Arabia, which during the meeting in Katowice stronger than in the past thwarted the countries ' efforts to reduce emissions and slow down climate change.
A european diplomat I met were sincerely angry: ”I do not understand that they allow saudi Arabia to sabotage as much as they do”.
at the end of the year Jair Bolsonaro, who has threatened to take the country out of the paris agreement, but perhaps, above all, has the potential to increase the world's emissions through the destruction of forest in the Amazon.
the Mood here in Katowice has also been quite different than in Paris, where it was the smile segervissa ministers, here I have seen teary-eyed, disappointed ministers.
considering the major changes that have occurred may be seen as a success that the countries of the world have managed to agree on a rulebook. The work to reduce emissions and slow down climate change have a guide. For a while doubted some of the experts that it would be so. Now, countries can focus on the really big challenge - to raise their aspirations so that warming can be kept well below 2 degrees, met current ambitions will be warming around 3 degrees.
the UN security council adopted the rulebook on climate change in overtime