Skip to comments.UN chief doubts comprehensive climate deal likely ("may be beyond our reach for now" .. WHEW!!)
Posted on 12/06/2011 9:26:36 AM PST by NormsRevenge
DURBAN, South Africa (AP) An all-encompassing climate deal "may be beyond our reach for now," the U.N. chief said Tuesday as China and India delivered a setback to European plans to negotiate a new treaty that would bind all parties to their pledges on greenhouse gas emissions.
The European "road map" toward a new accord that would take effect after 2020 is a centerpiece of negotiations among 194 countries at a U.N. climate conference in the South African coastal city of Durban. It has been presented as a condition for Europe to renew and expand its emissions reduction targets under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which expires next year.
"We must be realistic about expectations for a breakthrough in Durban," said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he opened the final ministerial stage of the two-week conference. "The ultimate goal for a comprehensive and binding climate change agreement may be beyond our reach for now."
Political differences, the worldwide financial crisis and a divergence of priorities among rich and poor countries are barriers to an agreement on a future negotiating path, Ban said. But he urged nations to resolve lesser issues.
"We must keep up the momentum," he said. "It would be difficult to overstate the gravity of this moment. Without exaggeration, we can say the future of our planet is at stake."
As the conference moved into high gear, EU and U.S. officials said that China made it clear in private meetings that it will not accept international limits on its carbon emissions in the future.
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The UN is NOT about personal Liberty.
“As the conference moved into high gear, EU and U.S. officials said that China made it clear in private meetings that it will not accept international limits on its carbon emissions in the future.”
And with that sentence, the Globull Warning scare is over.
Or will the US have to double its green technology to make up for China’s position?
Lets just be sure we are not roped into any sort of globull tax scheme....thats worse than the rest of it combined.
Taxes imposed on us by the UN????
Hey Moon, you keep up that global warming climate change momentum. In a few years you AGW/IPCC CO2 scammers will all be in prison and the rest of us will be chipping ice off our windshields.
B4 there is any UN tax, the UN will have to get the Zimbabwean Navy up the East River to evacuate the UN Hdqtrs.