looks like the doomed cancun talks have now failed. kyoto is pretty much dead. So millions of dollars wasted all for nothing. There would have more decrease in carbon dioxide if all these "activists just stayed home.
The future of international climate diplomacy was put in jeopardy yesterday as the UN global warming conference at Cancún entered its final hours with no resolution to the divide between rich and poor countries. "We have very limited time to make a last push," warned Mexico's foreign minister, Patricia Espinosa. "No party can lose sight of what is at stake."
On what should have been the final hours of two weeks of negotiations, Connie Hedegaard, the EU's climate change commissioner, warned that the UN process was at risk of becoming a neverending set of meetings unless they reach a positive outcome at Cancún.
"Everyone must realise that if we don't get things done here in Cancún, it's very difficult to see how you go from A to B," she said. "If we leave Cancún without getting anything out of this, I think multilateralism has a problem."