COP24: Environmental groups criticise ‘morally unacceptable’ climate deal

Posted: December 16, 2018 by oldbrew in alarmism, climate, Emissions, News, Politics

Not everyone is welcome

The latest from folk who are locked in an imaginary greenhouse world where humans can alter and somehow control the climate, and who foresee Hollywood-style scenarios if they ‘fail’ to do so. A nebulous deal has been cobbled together, so all 20,000 plus of them can make their fuel-powered ways home.

Diplomats from around the world have agreed a major climate deal after two weeks of United Nations talks in Poland, reports The Independent.

But climate campaigners warned the deal – effectively a set of rules for how to govern the 2015 Paris climate accord – agreed between almost 200 countries lacked ambition or a clear promise of enhanced climate action.

Activists cautiously welcomed elements of the plan, saying “important progress” had been made on ensuring that efforts to tackle climate change by individual nations can be measured and compared.

But environmental groups were also highly critical of the agreement, warning it lacked ambition and clarity on key issues, including financing for climate projects for developing countries.

The COP24 deal, which is aimed at providing firm guidelines for countries on how to transparently report their greenhouse gas emissions and their efforts to reduce them, was confirmed on Saturday evening after talks overran from Friday.

Continued here.

  1. dennisambler says:

    “so all 20,000 ” Their own conference blurb said 30,000.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Re. ‘all 20,000 plus of them’…

    According to the provisional list (pdf) published by the UNFCCC, there is a grand total of 22,771 registered participants at COP24.

    Including 406 from Guinea.

  3. oldbrew says:

    If the ‘last chance’ fell short – using whatever criteria – the end must be nigh 😎
    – – –
    Despite progress, climate summit appears to fall short

    Negotiators close in on a deal to push toward stronger emissions targets, but many acknowledge that the world’s best efforts would not nearly match the urgency of the problem.


    “Climate change is not something in our future. It’s happening to us now,” said Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives and chief of the island nation’s negotiating team here. “We will not survive if business goes as usual.”

    Pull the other one.

  4. Gamecock says:

    ‘climate projects for developing countries’

    A new palace for Mugabe?

    The LAST THING developing countries need is ‘climate projects.’ ‘Climate projects’ are for the decadent.

  5. hunter says:

    I am buying a yellow vest.
    Between the increasingly obvious methods and goal of the anti-Trump mobs here and the deranged demands of the climate obsessed, it is time to be ready to start sharing in a civil way the will of the people.
    This climate conference industry needs to come to an end.
    Next year’s conference needs to cancelled.
    These are wasteful meetings of parasites and grifters and serve absolutely no public good.

  6. Tamen Dubito says:

    The chief negotiator for the Maldives, at Katowice, Mohammed Nasheed, says
    “climate change is not something in our future. It’s happening to us now.”

    Forgetting that his government has just spent US$400 million on developing
    Male airport to accommodate the worlds largest passenger aircraft.
    Also a fuel farm containing 45 million litres of fossil fuel!

    I spent many weeks on search and rescue duties on RAF Gan, Addu Atoll,Maldives,
    between 1960-62. Looking at Google Earth today, the Marine Craft Unit Hanger,
    (it’s still there), jetty and slipway have the same relationship to the tide line as
    they did 57 years ago. Go figure.

  7. ivan says:

    Gamecock, there are ‘climate projects’ and there are climate projects. In the latter I would include HELE coal fired power stations to give the people cheap, reliable power for industry (jobs), cooking (health) and general well-being. Those countries that have invested in such power plants are reducing their CO2 footprint just like the US (something that can’t be said for all the virtue signalling of the greens and the UN).

  8. jdmcl says:

    There’s nothing like a COP conference to bring out mass displays of ignorance, both real and fake.

  9. oldbrew says:


    After 23 COP badgerings and bullying, megatonnes of newsprint wasted over decades on their exaggerated elitist fairy stories we can only imagine what a failure this really is.
    – – –
    Plus the glaring absence of US support.

    ‘Trillions of dollars for nothing’ – Trump.

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  11. oldbrew says:

    Paris Climate Accord Death Spiral Underway (FT article begins the autopsy)
    By Robert Bradley Jr. — December 18, 2018

    As Trump noted in his withdrawal speech, the so-called ambition mechanism was stacked against the US and a free pass for Asia. As the aforementioned New York Times piece stated, there are 1,200 (twelve hundred) coal plants either under construction or planned in Asia.

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