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Climate change: Stalemate at UN talks as splits reappear

Climate talks in UN meeting in the Spanish capital city of Madrid seem to be reaching no conclusions as there are splits reappearing between the emitting countries and the small island nations.

Negotiators and representatives of the global body are attempting to make a deal and make new pledges to reduce carbon emissions by the end of 2020. But there have been some major arguments in between the countries on how much carbon-cutting has to be done by the major emitting countries.

The talks between the representatives seem to have bogged down also due to the technical issues.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asked the representatives of the nations to make the meeting fruitful by committing to new pledges and making new steps to reduce the carbon emissions and global warming. He also warned the attending nations that the point of no return is not very far away and that countries must act now or else it might be too late to initiate the steps.

Despite his requests to the attending nations, the conference has been riddled with arguments on a number of issues related to technology and the financing the loss caused every year due to rise in temperatures.

As per reports of the UN around 84 nations in the world have committed to reducing their carbon emissions by the end of next year and out of those 73 countries have set a long term goal to have a net-zero carbon emission by the middle of this century.

The Alliance of Small Island States has blamed the countries like United States, Canada, Russia, India, China and Brazil to not take enough measured to reduce carbon footprint. This has never happened before in a UN council meeting. According to them these countries have failed to either devise or implement a new plan to reduce carbon emissions that will also reduce global warming.

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