GLASGOW, November 12. / Corr. TASS Nikita Kruchinenko /. The Russian President’s Special Envoy for Climate Ruslan Edelgeriev and the US President’s Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry held a second bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the UN conference in Glasgow, within the framework of which an agreement was reached to strengthen cooperation on satellite monitoring of greenhouse elements and methane.
“There was a meeting, we agreed to continue cooperation after Glasgow, including on methane and satellite monitoring of greenhouse gases,” Edelgeriev told TASS on Friday.
In turn, Kerry, in the comments, called an excellent meeting with Edelgeriyev, held in the framework of the 26th conference of the parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, which is taking place in the current Scottish city from October 31.
The first meeting between Edelgeriev and Kerry took place in Glasgow on November 5. According to the special representative of the President of the Russian Federation, further steps were noted to develop Russian-American cooperation on climate based on the joint statement by Edelgeriev and the impact on climate challenges of July 15, 2021.
In total, nearly 200 countries are participating in COP26. In Glasgow, the parties to the agreement, after failed attempts in previous years, are again trying to agree on the rules of the Paris climate agreement. In addition, the conference participants are discussing plans for adaptation to the consequences of climate change that can no longer be prevented.
As a result of the work of the negotiators on Friday – formally the final conference – the publication of the COP26 documents was expected, but the parties could not agree on the text of the document in due time (21:00 Moscow time). At the same time, the organizers of the event expressed the hope that the document will still be approved by midnight British time (03:00 Moscow time on November 13). 6 of the Paris Climate Agreement, which provides for the introduction of mechanisms to regulate greenhouse gases and human trafficking units. It was the controversy surrounding this article that prevented the agreement on the text of the final communiqué of the previous climate conference (COP25), held in December 2019 in Madrid, which actually ended in failure.