Okay so we’ve given you some reactions, but what does the text actually say? Here’s how that much debated section on fossil fuels reads now:
“Transitioning away from fossil fuels in energy systems, in a just orderly and equitable manner, accelerating action in this critical decade, so as to achieve net zero by 2050 in keeping with the science.”
That word that many were hung up on, “could” is gone, replaced with “calling on countries to contribute”.
But so is language that recognised global emissions must peak by 2025 to limit global warming to 1.5C. The new draft text just says that it recognises scientific modelling says emissions are projected to peak by 2025.
Some are saying it’s a step forward, others are still concerned that vague language leaves a lot of wiggle room.