UN Climate Change Conference: That brings the second, crucial week in Glasgow

  • Kathrin Reikowski

    fromKathrin Reikowski


Now it’s about money: The UN climate conference in Glasgow starts into the second, crucial week. The federal government makes a commitment to poorer countries.

  • In the second week of the UN climate summit in Glasgow (COP26), the topic of financial equalization is on the agenda.
  • From the first week, experts and demonstrators were disappointed, including the Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg *.
  • In our ticker you can read all the news from the UN climate conference in Glasgow.

Glasgow – How is the world dealing with the fact that climate change affects different regions differently? This question is on the agenda of the climate conference * in Glasgow on Monday, which for its second week is mainly about money.

Numerous heads of government and ministers traveled to the approximately 30,000 delegates on Monday to give the negotiations further impetus. Over the weekend, thousands of demonstrators expressed their disappointment with the way things had gone so far. And climate activist Greta Thunberg also spoke of a “two-week celebration of the blah blah blah”. *

UN climate conference in Glasgow: Countries affected by climate change are demanding compensation from industrialized nations

Countries severely affected by climate change, especially in Africa, are likely to face drastic economic slumps. This is suggested by a study with the participation of the Berlin Humboldt University. By the year 2100, the 65 poorer countries examined are threatened with a slump of up to 63.9 percent if the temperature rises by 2.9 degrees. This is currently expected. If the temperatures only rise by the targeted 1.5 degrees, the economic damage in the countries would still be 33.1 percent. UN Secretary General António Guterres criticized the poor states particularly vulnerable to climate change being “the first to suffer and the last to receive aid.”

The German Federal Environment Ministry * has meanwhile assured that the support for the international adaptation fund will be increased by 50 million euros, to 440 million euros. “Climate change has become such a reality that climate adaptation measures are indispensable,” said Environment State Secretary Jochen Flasbarth. “When the water is up to your feet, when you have to complain about crop losses, when there are storms and droughts, then you urgently need to be protected from these effects”. Therefore, “over the years, the subject of adaptation has become more and more important”.

UN climate conference in Glasgow: Obama praises the role of the island states

“We must act now to prevent climate change from plunging more and more people into poverty,” said British Trade Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan, who held talks on Monday in Glasgow about appropriate financial commitments
should guide. The summit was also overshadowed by negative news from Australia: Resource Minister Keith Pitt told ABC television that his country would continue to mine climate-damaging coal for decades.

Former US President Barack Obama gave a speech on Monday on the sidelines of COP26. He emphasized that countries that are already suffering from climate change had drawn attention to the problem early on and had set important stones in motion. But he also said: “We haven’t done enough.” Hawaii-born Obama describes himself as an “island child”. In the second week, controversial topics are – in addition to finances – trading in CO2 certificates and checking compliance with national climate targets. (dpa / afp / kat) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.


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