Hopes for binding climate deal turn to Mexico

December's climate summit was supposed to be the culmination of a negotiation process that began in Bali two years ago, leading to a binding agreement with emission reduction targets for rich nations. It was in fact the beginning of another round of talks.

The "Copenhagen Accord" announced on Saturday after hours of intensive negotiations angered green groups, who called it an "abject failure" and "shameful". The document recognises the two degrees goal but contains no targets to achieve it.

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