Skip to comments.No deal on crucial issues as UN climate talks end
Posted on 10/09/2009 9:57:06 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
BANGKOK The United States was heavily criticized Friday at the U.N. climate talks in Bangkok for failing to offer emission cuts or financing for developing countries both considered crucial to reaching a global warming pact this year.
The Bangkok talks ended just as it was announced that President Barack Obama had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, for among other things strengthening the U.S. role in combatting climate change. U.N. climate chief Yvo de Boer said he hoped the award would spur progress when the U.S. delegation arrives in Copenhagen in December for crucial climate negotiations.
Obama is set to received his award in Oslo on Dec. 10 just days after the climate talks start.
"I hope this encourages him to come to Copenhagen with an ambitious target," de Boer said. "We need that."
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US President Barack Obama's winning of the Nobel Peace prize should encourage him to commit to an international treaty on global warming, Yvo de Boer, executive secretary with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said. (AFP/File/Pornchai Kittiwongsakul)
Was awarding the Nobel a $1.5 million bribe?
no deal is a great deal
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