The wording of the new text is softer in some places, but experts say many of the key elements to keep hopes of 1.5C temperature rise in reach are still present
My colleague Fiona Harvey says it is a surprise and a positive step that the coal phaseout has remained in the document at all. and that the fact it has remained in the draft is a positive step.
Paragraph 62 in the second draft is new:
62. Also acknowledges the important role of a broad range of stakeholders at the local, national and regional level, including indigenous peoples and local communities, in averting, minimizing and addressing loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change;