COP27 huddle continues: Draft decision text released, carrying India’s two points which were missed earlier | India News

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SHARM EL-SHEIKH: The draft decision text of the 27th session of the UN climate talks (COP27), released on Saturday, carried both of the key points of India in the mitigation clause which could not find place in Friday’s initial draft.
The first point is “phase down” of unabated coal power while the second one about the conditionality of the fossil fuel subsidies which relates to “providing targeted support to the poorest and most vulnerable”. Initial draft used “phase out” (instead of phase down) for coal and missed the targeted support point, resulting in facing objections from India.
India had got both these points inserted in the Glasgow Climate Pact (COP26) last year. These two will now continue to be in the final decision of the COP27.
The relevant clause on the mitigation (para 28 of the final draft decision) now calls upon countries “to accelerate the…

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