Sandman is back to comment on the political scene. He says we're back at square 2004. I agree with the sentiment but i think things are not entirely the same, for better or for worse.
"But leaders have failed to agree a target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum.
Officials said the leaders – including presidents Barack Obama of the US and Hu Jintao of China – now viewed the Copenhagen summit as a "staging post", and not an end point, in the search for a global deal to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.
A Chinese official involved in the world climate talks said the 50% reduction target was "a very controversial issue in the world community" which could "disrupt the negotiation process".
US Deputy National Security Adviser Mike Froman said the leaders had reached the conclusion that "it was unrealistic to expect a full, internationally legally-binding agreement to be negotiated between now and when Copenhagen starts in 22 days". "
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Monday, 16 November 2009 by Cairene