The climate summit in Morocco ended with a deal on implementing the Paris Agreement, and a prayer to climate sceptic Donald Trump to be a part of saving the world from climate change.
The meeting ended after running ten hours overtime after a lengthy discussion about ways to follow up the Paris Agreement in the coming years.
The Marrakesh meeting has shown that the world’s countries have begun to cut greenhouse gas emissions to curb climate change.
‘We are already seeing the serious effects of climate change, in the form of melting ice, extreme weather, floods and drought’, said Climate and Environment Minister, Vidar Helgesen, in a statement.
‘This meeting has acted to anchor the Paris Agreement and make it workable. The compromise agreed during overtime is tallies with what Norway was involved in negotiating the final day.
The fortnight has demonstrated strong political support for the Paris Agreement. At the same time, countries have different understandings of areas of the Paris Agreement and how it should be followed up. Norway will be a driving force in ensuring such disagreements do not constrain climate work’, said Helgesen.
The meeting was marked by climate sceptic, Donald Trump’s January inauguration as the U.S.A.’s president. During the conclusion, the island nation, Fiji, made a direct address to Trump about saving the world from climate change.
Fiji’s Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, referred to how the world viewed the Americans as rescuers during WWII.
‘I say to the American people, you came and saved us then. It is time to help to save us now’, said Bainimarama. The Fijian prime minister urged Donald Trump to visit the island nation to see the consequences of global warming, and discuss the climate crisis.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today