Cop27: first draft of key textual content revealed as fears raised of lack of ambition – stay | Cop27

Greenpeace Worldwide’s COP27 Head of Delegation, Yeb Saño, pulls no punches, saying: “The COP27 Presidency pushes the pedal to the steel on the freeway to local weather hell.”


Saño went on: “We got here to Sharm el-Sheikh to demand actual motion on assembly and exceeding local weather finance and adaptation commitments, a section out of all fossil fuels and for wealthy nations to pay for the loss and harm executed to probably the most susceptible communities inside growing nations by agreeing a Loss and Harm Finance Fund.

“None of that’s on supply on this draft. Local weather Justice is not going to be served if this units the bar for a COP27 final result.

“After initially failing to even point out fossil fuels, the draft textual content is an abdication of duty to seize the urgency expressed by many nations to see all oil and fuel added to coal for not less than a section down. It’s time to finish the denial, the fossil gasoline age should be dropped at a fast finish.”


Within the midst of the explosion of study across the 20 web page draft, Patrick Greenfield, our correspondent in Sharm el-Sheikh, updates on what to anticipate from at present.

“We’re on the enterprise finish of the local weather summit and all eyes are on the political final result, often called the “cowl choice”. This morning, a draft was lastly revealed. My colleague Fiona Harvey goes via the 20-page textual content to grasp its significance.

In concept, Cop27 is scheduled to complete tomorrow night however no one thinks that may occur. The summit is prone to drag on over the weekend as nations wrangle over what ought to and shouldn’t be included within the last wording.

We are going to deliver you updates all through the day from Egypt as negotiations enter the ultimate phases.”

Simon Evans, senior coverage editor at Carbon Transient additionally factors out the failure to say all fossil fuels.

The failure to incorporate a name for a section down in fossil fuels or point out oil and fuel is a gaping gap within the draft, critics say.

New draft choice textual content out this morning at #COP27 ignores the science of 1.5°C.

🛢️ fails to say oil, fuel

❌ doesn’t finish fossil gasoline growth

⛏️ section down “unabated coal” nonetheless in however “unabated” is a loophole sufficiently big to drive a drill rig via.

— Tzeporah Berman (@Tzeporah) November 17, 2022

Response to the draft is coming in.

New “components” of a choice launched by #COP27 group round 0630.

It has ballooned from 2 to twenty pages. That’s a strategic alternative by these drafting. Onerous 2-3 days beckons…

Some hot-takes under… pic.twitter.com/R3ViDRnlK8

— Ed King (@edking_I) November 17, 2022

Good morning, and welcome to the Guardian’s stay protection of the Cop27 local weather convention.

The large information this morning is that the primary draft of the duvet textual content has simply been revealed, though it’s going to change considerably within the coming days. Right here’s a fast take from Reuters:

The UN local weather company has revealed a primary draft on Thursday of what may very well be the overarching settlement from the Cop27 local weather summit in Egypt Nevertheless, a lot of the textual content is prone to be reworked within the coming days.

The doc, labelled a “non-paper”, indicating it’s nonetheless removed from the ultimate model, repeats the objective from final 12 months’s Glasgow local weather pact to “to speed up measures in the direction of the phase-down of unabated coal energy and section out and rationalise inefficient fossil gasoline subsidies”.

It doesn’t name for a phase-down of all fossil fuels, as India and the EU had requested. The textual content doesn’t embrace particulars for launching a fund for loss and harm, a key demand from probably the most local weather susceptible nations corresponding to island nations. Reasonably, it “welcomes” the truth that events have agreed for the primary time to incorporate “issues associated to funding preparations responding to loss and harm” on the summit agenda.

It doesn’t embrace a timeline for deciding on whether or not a separate fund ought to be created or what it ought to appear like, giving time for negotiators to proceed to engaged on the contentious matter.

The preliminary response from many has been one in every of disappointment and fear on the tempo of progress – with a lot to be resolved, it’s unlikely the convention will end on time.

We’ll have extra element on that, and evaluation of the textual content, shortly.

I’m Sandra Laville, and you’ll ship me information suggestions and questions at sandra.laville@theguardian.com or on Twitter at @sandralaville.