As the international climate negotiations enter their second week, the spotlight is shifting to political negotiations over how to drive climate protection.
Here’s what’s expected to happen this week.
The high-level segment of the two-week Conference will witness the formation of environment, energy, climate and other Ministers and enter the political arena where the negotiations will take place.
Ministers of those countries whose leaders did not speak during the first week of the United Nations summit have the opportunity to stand up to explain their position on climate change, with Russia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Turkey among those who will also speak.
While the world’s focus in the first week of the United Nations Summit has focused primarily on the presence of leaders and grand pledges to save forests, phase out coal, reduce methane, and end fossil fuel financing, countries have also been engaged in negotiations.
Much of the hard work that will have to be done this week under the leadership of the Ministers will go into finalising parts of the Paris Agreement to make it work and effective and for funding poor countries to address climate change and to address the losses and losses they are suffering.
Negotiators are hoping to agree a “cover decision” coming out of Glasgow on how countries will bridge the gap between the measures they have committed themselves to in the context of the Paris Agreement and what is needed to avoid dangerous above-1.5 ° C temperature growth.
This would increase the amount of environmental pollution given off by fossil fuel producers.