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Central issues unresolved: UN climate conference in Madrid is being extended


ZEIT ONLINE | News, backgrounds and debates

Madrid (AP) - The UN climate summit in Madrid continues beyond the regular end scheduled for Friday evening into the night. Most recently, key issues in the negotiations between the 196 states and the EU remained unresolved.

There was still wrangling over all important points: the final declaration, money for climate damage in poorer countries and rules for trading in climate protection credits. In the afternoon, a plenary session made it clear that the demands of the states were still far apart.

Basically, the UN climate summit is about the implementation of the Paris climate agreement of 2015. At that time it was agreed that global warming should be limited to less than two degrees, if possible even to 1.5 degrees. So far, the promised measures by the states are far from sufficient.

Information from the UN Climate Change Secretariat on the conference

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