"Major economies have resisted calls for bolder commitments as a UN
summit in Madrid has limped towards a delayed conclusion, dimming hopes
that nations would act in time to mitigate the impacts of climate change."
UN climate talks: Australia accused of 'cheating' and thwarting global
"Disagreement over Australia’s plan to use an accounting loophole to
meet its climate target will spill into 2020 after a United Nations
conference in Madrid failed to reach consensus on rules to implement the
As talks dragged past the scheduled Friday close into Sunday afternoon,
Australia was accused of “cheating” and named by other countries and
conference observers as one of a handful of nations that thwarted a deal
on the rulebook for the Paris climate agreement.
The Morrison government drew criticism throughout the fortnight-long
conference for planning to use carryover credits, an accounting measure
linked to the expiring Kyoto protocol, to meet the 2030 emissions target
it set at the Paris summit four years ago."
The Madrid climate talks failed spectacularly. Here’s what went down
"The United Nations’ COP25 climate talks concluded on Sunday morning in
Madrid, almost 40 hours overtime. After two weeks of protracted talks
meant to address the planetary warming emergency, world leaders
spectacularly failed to reach any real outcomes.
The degree to which wealthy nations, including Australia, blocked
progress on critical points of debate incensed both observers and
These points included robust rules for the global trading of carbon
credits, increased commitments for finance to help developing nations
tackle climate change, and most importantly, raising ambition to a level
consistent with averting catastrophic climate impacts."
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