Climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh: failure was in the air – politics

With difficulty, the world community agreed on how to proceed at the climate conference. The fund for countries that are particularly suffering from the consequences of the climate crisis has been saved, but the disappointment, especially among Europeans, is great: other important goals remain out of reach.


Michael Bauchmueller

Mechanically, Sameh Shoukry reels off the resolutions of the climate summit, one after the other. “Don’t hear any objections,” he says, always in the same tone. “It is so decided.” His hammer falls, next point. It’s early Sunday morning, the last hours of a conference that is literally dragging its end. The world community is exhausted, and Egypt’s foreign minister is not innocent.

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