As world warms, negotiators give talks another try

Posted by Trish Riley, November 21, 2010

The disappointment of Copenhagen — the failure of the annual U.N. conference to produce a climate agreement last year in the Danish capital — has raised doubts about whether the long-running, 194-nation talks can ever agree on a legally binding treaty for reining in global warming.”It’s clear after Copenhagen that the U.N. process is `on probation,” acknowledged Alden Meyer of the Washington-based Union of Concerned Scientists, a veteran observer and supporter of the process.Even the Mexican hosts of the Nov. 29-Dec. 10 U.N. conference question whether “it is the best way to work — with 194 countries,” as Mexico’s environment secretary, Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada, put it.”We must be really open and sincere. Do we need to make an evolution to a new methodology?” Elvira asked in an Associated Press interview.

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