Mexican president hails climate deal at Cancun conference   2010-12-11 19:21:36 FeedbackPrintRSS

CANCUN, MEXICO, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Saturday praised the attendees of the UN climate change conference for finally reaching a deal to fight global warming.

"In doing so we are thinking of our brothers in the most vulnerable states," Calderon said. "But no one has renounced the goal of binding treaties.

"Cancun has been a success for all because it has taken a big step in convincing the international community of the value of multilateralism," Calderon said. "This has been a victory of your all, delegates. This has been a success for humanity and reason."

Bolivia remains opposed to the two documents of the deal, saying that they amounted to a blank check for developed nations and the commitments set to be in documents which have not yet been published.

Most nations, including some of those most vulnerable to climate change, expressed support for the draft documents, although there were several nations that expressed reservations about the final accord.

The two-week-long talks in the Mexican resort of Cancun were aimed at setting new targets - and finding new ways - to try and combat climate change.

The high profile discussions included some 25,000 government officials, businessmen, researchers and lobbyists - from more than 190 countries.


Final accord reached at Cancun despite Bolivia's objection

CANCUN, Mexico, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- The UN climate change conference finally reached a deal to fight global warming early Saturday after an all-night session, overruling objection from Bolivia.

"The texts on the table represent the work many delegations, that carry the hope of delivering what our societies expect," said Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, chair of the conference. Full story


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