Copenhagen: EU Not Done Yet

The end of 2009 saw the long awaited Copenhagen negotiations ending in disappointment with no legally binding emissions reduction targets to succeed those in the Kyoto protocol and only a minimal political accord being agreed. the EU’s policy of using its conditional target to secure additional commitments from other countries has not delivered. however, January 2010 does offer the EU one last chance to inject much needed bite to the Copenhagen process, and to reclaim its role and reputation as a leader on climate change. at the end of the month, the Copenhagen accord will be finalised with all countries required to put forward their proposed emissions reductions for the period up to 2020.


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January 4, 2010