From: WWF
Published October 23, 2009 09:03 AM

World Leaders Must Rescue Talks From Pessimistic Climate

Gland, Switzerland - World leaders must respond to an outbreak of diplomatic pessimism on the chances of reaching a legally binding global deal on climate change in Copenhagen this December, WWF said today.

"Talking down your chances is no way to go into a negotiation," said WWF Global Climate Deal leader Kim Carstensen following repeated comments this week by UN climate chief Yvo de Boer which have been followed by statements from a range of ministers and high-level representatives from industrialized countries.

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"We have spent almost two years to putting all the building blocks in place to get a groundbreaking outcome of Copenhagen. What we now need is political will and determination, not this puzzling outbreak of diplomatic pussyfooting," said Carstensen.

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