Ban Ki-Moon: No Legally Binding Climate Change Treaty in Copenhagen

UN Secretary Ban Ki-Moon apparently does not believe that a new legally binding climate change agreement will be adopted in Copenhagen in December, says Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The new goal appears to be reaching at least an ambitious politically binding agreement.  This agreement could be the basis for negotiations on a legally binding agreement for the signature states in 2010.  According to Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the host of the Copenhagen Conference, Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, also does not believe that the 192 participants of the conference will conclude an agreement regulating every detail.  Chancellor Andrea Merkel of Germany stated at the EU Summit in Brussels that the state of play of the preparatory negotiations for Copenhagen was not satisfactory.  Especially China and the United States had to agree on definitive commitments.

Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

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