Climate accord reached in Copenhagen

Posted by Trish Riley, December 18, 2009

“UPDATE: President Obama spoke at at a press conference Friday night at the Copenhagen climate talks stating that an agreement had been reached, but stressed that this is a “first step” in the process of regulating global emissions. This agreement is not legally binding, an important aspect that environmental advocates had been pushing for over the last two years of talks. Speaking about the failure to reach a legally binding agreement, Obama stated, “If we just waited for that, we’d not make any progress.”

To see the full text of the agreement, which is being called The Copenhagen Accord, has the full document.”