Several political leaders have shown a certain satisfaction on the eve of the end of the COP23, even if the results of the negotiations seem for the moment disappointing.
During the 15 days of talks, the spectre of US exit from the Paris Agreement, and the lack of clear leadership, somewhat muffled the results.
“There are achievements in this COP: in the method, via the Talanoa platform; on gender mainstreaming, on the platform of indigenous peoples, but there are still questions, especially about finance. We hope that the event of 12 December will take over,” said France’s ecology minister, Nicolas Hulot.
On the European side, the Estonian presidency is committed to answering the pre-2020 question posed by the countries of the South at the beginning of the COP. “The EU will ratify the Doha amendment by the end of the year,” Tallinn insisted