Published 05th November 2009 - 1 comments - 1026 views -
Very worrying news today!
The EU has announced at the UN climate talks taking place this week in Barcelona that hopes are fading for a legally binding climate deal in Copenhagen.
Today is ground-hog day. We have been here before. Two years ago, rich nations promised to deliver a legally binding climate deal in Copenhagen. Now rich countries have admitted to back peddling in order to accommodate the US.
The world’s poorest countries who are already struggling to survive in a changing climate, need action, not more hollow promises. The EU says it can agree emission reduction targets in Copenhagen. These must be locked into a legally binding agreement – a second phase of the Kyoto protocol - with Canada, Australia and Japan. If the US can up the ante then all well and good. But at a minimum poor countries need a guarantee of action on at least some of the key elements of the Copenhagen agreement.
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