Europe comes out triumphant from Durban

EU officials claimed victory at the end of the UN climate talks in Durban on Sunday, saying Europe got what it came for: a roadmap to a legally binding global agreement. But green groups have stressed there is no guarantee such a deal will ever be reached.

After a disappointing performance at the Copenhagen summit in 2009, the EU seems to have re-established its leadership on climate. Major emitters agreed to draft a wider deal by 2015, which was a key condition set by Europe before Durban.

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