Berlingske Tidende, 16 November 2009

Towards another wasted summit

Published on 16 November 2009 at 13:21
Berlingske Tidende, 16 November 2009

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The joint statement signed on 15 November in Singapore, endorsing a non-binding political agreement on greenhouse gas reduction based on the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December (COP15), is termed an “arrogant and dirty deal” in the Berlingske Tidende. According to the Danish daily, the deal proposed by Danish prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and backed by the US and China will not contain any binding clauses – though the latter might be adopted at the next environmental summit in 2010 in Mexico. On his blog, Peil Meilstrup, climate expert at the Mandag Morgen think tank, finds the situation “very troubling”: “If the United States does not pledge to cut its CO2 emissions, a long list of developing countries will want to follow its example."

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