Thursday, January 21, 2010

UN Misses Copenhagen Climate Deadline

Today's Financial Times reports that the timetable for setting emissions targets agreed to at the Copenhagen climate conference is already coming unglued:
The timetable to reach a global deal to tackle climate change lay in tatters on Wednesday after the UN waived the first deadline of the process laid out at last month’s fractious Copenhagen summit.

Nations agreed then to declare their emissions reduction targets by the end of this month. Developed countries would state their intended cuts by 2020: developing countries would outline how they would curb emissions growth.

But Yvo de Boer, the UN’s senior climate change official, admitted that the deadline had in effect been shelved.
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