Sunday, November 15, 2009

Treaty Delayed

Many world leaders now want the Copenhagen treaty to be delayed until 2010. This is crazy. We need a binding deal so we can all lower our emissions. Instead of procrastinating on making a good deal, we should just get it over with. Climate change is here. Nevertheless, many leaders think that a climate deal can be put off for later. We need to get it done now.

The aim of the summit is to set ambitious targets for cutting greenhouse gases, but also to raise funds to help poor countries tackle global warming.

However, negotiations have been bogged down, with developing nations accusing the rich world of failing to set themselves deep enough 2020 goals for curbing greenhouse gas emissions.

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