Global Climate Talks "Dead in the Water": Former UN Climate Chief

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In case you had any hopes of the deep political divisions being bridged by the time COP17 rolls around in six months time and a global deal to aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions being reached this time around, new analysis over at Reuters says you should abandon those hopes.

The issues are roughly similar to those holding up international action for a number of years: Wealthy nations (largely) reluctant to make emission cuts in line with scientific recommendation and hesitancy to make deep cuts without China and India also agreeing to make more of a commitment. Former UN climate head Yvo de Boer: "The process is dead in the water."

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