Climate change talks coming to an unceremonious close

Two weeks of discussions of plans for a new global climate change treaty appear to the coming to a close without an agreement. While the European Union has expressed its support for adopting a new treaty with a firm roadmap, three key nations – China, the US, and India – do not support the proposal.

The EU announced it would not back new Kyoto targets after 2012
without a pledge to adopt a new treaty that would bind all nations to emission goals.  Some attendees believe that failure to reach agreement has much broader implications.

Mark Lynas, Maldivian climate change adviser told Businessweek that delaying action further “would fatally undermine the credibility of
the entire UN process.” Read more about the details of the agreement and hopes for passage here.

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