Also last year, at the Glasgow summit, many countries aimed not only to phase out the use of coal, but also of oil and gas, for example. At the time, it was not possible to reach an agreement on this.

Fund for developing countries

Whether that will succeed this year remains to be seen. It seems that the final agreement will mention the creation of a fund for developing countries affected by the consequences of climate change. Countries could resort to it in the event of floods, drought or extreme weather events.

A country which does not emit a lot of greenhouse gases, but which is affected by global warming, is Tuvalu. In the video below, you can see the disastrous consequences of the climate crisis:

The European countries have not yet wanted to confirm this, they have indicated that for them it depends on all the measures of the agreement. The measures must limit global warming, preferably to 1.5 degrees by the end of this century.

Timmermans worried

Earlier today, European Commissioner Frans Timmermans announced that he was concerned about the success of the summit. The vice-president of the European Commission said he would rather see no result than a “bad result”.

He even threatened to leave the Egyptian resort. “We have to move forward, not back, all the ministers of the European Union are ready to leave if we do not achieve a result that meets the expectations of the world.”

Hope dissatisfaction

The host and chair of the climate summit, Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry, said there was “a lot of dissatisfaction” but countries should seize the moment and reach consensus, even if it takes longer.

He stressed that the goal of limiting the expected increase in global temperature to 1.5 degrees is still valid.

The summit was due to conclude yesterday, but will continue over the weekend to reach a unanimous closing statement.