Cop26 Glasgow news – live: China and India must “justify” watered down coal commitments says apology Sharma

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Alok Sharma said China and India will have to “justify” their actions to climate-vulnerable countries after they forced a last-minute change to the text on coal sanctioned with the agreement reached in Glasgow on Saturday.

He told Sky News’ Trevor Phillips On Sunday program: “On the subject of coal, I should point out that for the first time in any of these conferences, the word ‘coal’ is actually reflected in the text. is first again.

“We need to make sure that we continue to work on this agreement, on these commitments and on the coal issue, China and India will have to justify to some of the most vulnerable countries what has happened.

Emotional Alok Sharma broke on stage in the final moments of the event after the last-minute change, met with a mixture of disappointment and pragmatism. Visibly upset, he apologized for the “way this process has unfolded”.

Addressing delegates, he said: “Should I just tell all the delegates that I apologize for the way this process has unfolded and I am deeply sorry.”

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Emotional Alok Sharma apologizes for coal removal text in agreement “watered down”

Alok Sharma apologized on Saturday for how the Cop26 negotiation ended with last-minute changes to the wording on coal.

The visibly emotional president of Cop26 said he was “deeply sorry” for the way the process unfolded after India and China forced a last-minute change to the text of the agreement reached in Glasgow on Saturday.

Addressing delegates, he said: “Should I just tell all the delegates that I apologize for the way this process has unfolded and I am deeply sorry.”

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Emily AtkinsonNovember 14, 2021 10:55 AM

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The world is on its way to “sending coal to history,” Sharma says

Alok Sharma has announced that the world is on track to “coax coal to history” after the Cop26 negotiation ended with last-minute changes to the wording on coal on Saturday.

Speaking to the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, the president of Cop26 apologized for the weakening of language commitments on coal use, from “deletion” to “deletion”.

Reducing himself almost to tears at the end of the conference as he apologized for the way a final change to the Glasgow Pact was made, Mr Sharma said he was emotional after very little sleep in the final days of the Cop26.

He said: “According to what happened yesterday, we managed to get a huge amount over the line.

“On a personal level, I’ve invested huge amounts of the last two years in this.

“I visited countries, talked to people on the front line of climate change, and of course I slept about six hours in 72 hours before, so it was an emotional moment.”

Mr Sharma said his task was to “build consensus” on the final deal as he denied that the Glasgow Pact had ended in failure.

Asked if his emotional reaction to the change of language on coal is an acknowledgment of failure, he replied: “I wouldn’t describe what we did yesterday as a failure – it’s a historic achievement.”

Emily AtkinsonNovember 14, 2021 10:31

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Alok Sharma: Cop26 deal is “just the beginning”

Alok Sharma said the Glasgow Climate Pact is “just the beginning” amid disappointment over the irrigation of a language around coal after India and China forced a last-minute change to the text of the agreement reached in Glasgow on Saturday.

He also argued that China and India will have to “justify” their actions to “climate vulnerable” countries.

He told Sky News’ Trevor Phillips On Sunday program: “On the subject of coal, I should point out that for the first time in any of these conferences, the word ‘coal’ is actually reflected in the text. is first again.

“Yes, of course I would have liked to make sure we keep the‘ phasing out ’rather than changing the wording to‘ phasing out ’, but on the way to stepping out, you have to decrease.

“But ultimately, of course, what we need to make sure of is that we continue to work on this agreement, on these commitments and on the coal issue, China and India will have to justify to some of the most vulnerable climate countries what has happened.

“You heard some of that disappointment on the floor (of the conference).

“What I would tell you is that overall this is a historic deal. We can be really proud of it but, of course, this is just the beginning – we now have to fulfill the commitments.”

Emily AtkinsonNovember 14, 2021 9:57 AM

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Britain needs to do more to “set an example” to the world on climate action, says Angela Rayner

The deputy labor leader said Britain had a “responsibility” to support poorer countries in the fight against climate change – adding that we need to do more to “set an example” to the world.

Angela Rayner then went on to praise the work done by Cop26 president Alok Sharma to do her “best” to ensure the Glasgow Climate Pact.

This was followed by a conviction for Boris Johnson, whom she criticized for his “do as I say, not as I do” attitude. “We can do much more as a country to set an example to the world,” she added.

“We have a responsibility to support the poorer countries.”

It comes after the Shadow Trade and Energy Sector, Ed Miliband, said the government’s decision to cut the international aid budget was the “single worst decision” in the construction to the UN climate summit in Glasgow.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 14, 2021 9:44 AM

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1.5C target in “intensive maintenance,” says Ed Miliband

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Emily AtkinsonNovember 14, 2021 9:22 AM

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“If Glasgow was intended to keep 1.5C alive, it is now in intensive care,” says Ed Miliband.

Emily Atkinson14 November 2021 09:10

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Ed Miliband: Britain’s decision to cut international aid budget ahead of Cop26 was “scandal”

The Shadow Trade and Energy Sector said the government’s decision to cut the international aid budget was the “single worst decision” in the construction to the UN climate summit in Glasgow.

Ready to last until at least 2024, the government has reduced its annual aid budget from 0.7% of gross national income to 0.5%. This represents a cut of between £ 4 billion and £ 5 billion.

Speaking on Sky News this morning, Ed Miliband said: “Cutting the aid budget was the worst decision in the construction to Cop26.

“Money is an essential starting point for the costs facing developing countries.

Questioning then ignited the government’s controversial decision to fund the Cambo oil field. He said: “It should not continue. No prevarication.

“We need clarity and strength when it comes to the climate crisis.”

Emily AtkinsonNovember 14, 2021 9:08 AM

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10 key extracts from the final agreement reached in Glasgow

Emily AtkinsonNovember 14, 2021 8:31 AM

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The Glasgow deal is not nearly enough, and yet it is much better than failure would be

In the end, it was better that something was agreed in Glasgow rather than nothing agreed. As we feared, the final text was not sufficient to ensure that the goal of limiting the rise in global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees will be met, although it was also not definitively missed.

Emily AtkinsonNovember 14, 2021 8:24 AM

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“We’re out of time, humans,” says NASA climate science as dust lies on Cop26.

A NASA climate scientist shared his contempt on Twitter for the Cop26 process, saying he wishes he could “make the world realize what kind of crisis we really are in.”

Peter Kalmus, also founder of the Climate Announcement Project, took the opportunity to knock scientists, commentators and NGOs to “knock” world leaders on their backs after the release of the Glasgow Climate Pact.

He wrote: “If world leaders think COP26 was a ‘good step’ because too many climate scientists, commentators, NGO leaders are turning it around and slapping them on the back, then we would have a double failure. We are timeless, people.

“I wish I could make the world realize what a crisis we really are in.”

Emily AtkinsonNovember 14, 2021 8:08 AM

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