Despite the fact that the negotiations in Madrid lasted for almost two days longer than planned – both day and night, the participants of the Conference on climate change ultimately adopted the document does not contain concrete measures and commitments.
"the International community missed an important opportunity to demonstrate a more serious willingness to take action in curbing climate change, adaptation to its effects and financial support to [developing] countries," said the UN chief, antónio Guterres, at the conclusion of the Conference of the parties of the UN Convention on climate change.
I am disappointed with the results of #COP25.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) December 15, 2019
The international community lost an important opportunity to show increased ambition on mitigation, adaptation & finance to tackle the climate crisis.
But we must not give up, and I will not give up.
Expected that the countries will take "higher" obligations, primarily for the reduction of greenhouse gases, in such quantities that would fulfill the purpose of the Paris agreement to keep the rise in average global temperature within 1.5 degrees Celsius. But this did not happen.
the European Commission recently adopted a "green agreement", providing for public investment in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the amount of 100 billion euros, expressed frustration and deep concern about the results of the climate summit.
"it is disappointing that after many years of hard work, especially during the last two weeks, we are unable to agree in respect of article 6, providing incentives to reduce emissions now and in the future without compromising environmental integrity," said the European Commission.
UN Secretary-General stated that extremely dissatisfied with the results of the Madrid meeting, but urged not to give up.
"We must not give up, and I'm not going to back down. More than ever I am determined to ensure that in 2020, all countries committed themselves to take action, which, as scientists tell us, is necessary to by 2050 to achieve "carbon neutrality" and to avoid raising the temperature more than 1.5 degrees," he promised Guterres.