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Saudi Arabia, Australia, China: UN climate report – states reportedly trying to influence politics

Available in many countries According to a BBC report The UN report on climate change seeks to underestimate the need for rapid change from fossil fuels. This emerges from the documents of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which Greenpeace activists can access and share with the BBC.

Accordingly, Saudi Arabia and Australia, among others, are said to be working to ensure that calls for a quick end to fossil fuels are weakened or eliminated altogether in the report. The report is expected to be the basis for talks at the UN World Climate Conference in Glasgow in early November.

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Government feedback is an integral part of the review process for the draft report, which is prepared every six to seven years by the IPCC, also known as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The scientists involved were not under any pressure to accept the proposals.

According to the BBC, the documents sent to journalists contained about 32,000 submissions from various governments, organizations and interest groups. According to the BBC, they are mostly created in a constructive manner and aimed at improving the quality of the final UN report.

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Switzerland, among other things, is said to have sought to weaken references to the importance of financial assistance from rich to poor in the fight against climate change. Arguments came from Brazil and Argentina against the proposal to reduce meat consumption.

Many countries, including China and Japan, have beaten capture technologies instead of curbing CO2 emissions. According to the BBC, many countries, primarily in Eastern Europe, are pushing for a positive outlook on nuclear energy. (dpa)