11 Dec '11, 10am

The final blog post from @LangBanks on the end of the #COP17 climate talks:

To the surprise and relief of the dwindling number of delegates, observers and media, the world's governments salvaged a path forward for international negotiations on climate change. After several days of simmering tension between nations, it took a ten minute "huddle" involving key countries on the floor of the main conference area to reach a deal agreeing to a 'road map' which commits countries to negotiating a protocol, another legal instrument or an "agreed outcome with legal force". Countries also finally agreed to the establishment of the Green Climate Fund to secure billions of pounds to poor countries to help them cope with impacts of global warming - sadly no sources of money were identified. As the greatest impacts of climate change will be borne by the most vulnerable, who have done least to cause the problem, it is a matter of urgency that funds are found. But...

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