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12 reasons to celebrate 2011: Durban deal breathes new life into #climate talks! #conservation

In addition, the agreement on a Green Climate Fund and initial financial pledges offer hope that sufficient finance will flow to deal with climate change impacts. “We had anticipated that Durban would be where the developed world would raise the bar on their current ambitions and all countries would purposefully commit to the development of a credible roadmap for deep and wide ranging targets for the comprehensive reduction of greenhouse gas emissions,” says Stewart Maginnis, IUCN’s Director of Environment and Development . “This has been achieved, and steps have been laid out for a new agreement to be put in place by 2015. A new spirit of compromise spanning the developed and developing countries is an encouraging step forward.” This comes in the nick of time, as climate change is not going to wait for the negotiations on this new deal to be finalized. The impacts on ecos...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/unfccc/events/2011_durban/news/?8816

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