The second day in UNEP startedin a really positive mood. All the delegates were pleased with the work in the previous day and emphasized on the need to promote renewable energy sources, like solar and wind power.
But the shift came rather fast. The countries that base their economy on fossil fuel were not really in favor of a faster transition towards greener energy. The delegates from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United States of America or the Russian Federation were in favor of a more balanced approach.
Saudi Arabia insisted on the fact that, while they care about the environment, they also care about their economy. This impression was share by the delegate of Egypt who stated that coal and carbon fuel will be also present in our future, even if we want it or not.
“In the world are 192 states, not only the EU and North America. We need to support all the states, not just the developed ones.”
After an unmoderated caucus on the benefits of a green energy, the delegates concluded that they should increase sustainable energy production and produce energy in a more efficient way so all countries will benefit from this transition.
After that the United States of America assumed leadership and tried to find an agreement on a program that would oblige countries with stronger economies to help underdeveloped ones in their attempt to transit from fossil fuel towards energy alternatives.