After two weeks of sluggish negotiations and political drama, December's UN climate summit ended with a weak declaration that failed to receive the backing of all UNFCCC parties. ENDS offers the following summary of key points in the Copenhagen Accord.
*The accord agrees that deep global cuts in emissions are required "according to science... with a view... to hold the increase in global temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius." But there are no medium or long term targets for global emissions reductions required to do this.
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