UN Climate Chief Doubts New Treaty To Come In 2010

Law360, New York (May 3, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT) -- Yvo de Boer, the United Nations' top climate official, reportedly dismissed hopes Monday that December's climate conference would produce a new treaty, suggesting that the next meeting would at best lead to a framework for a comprehensive agreement.

The outgoing climate chief said the next major conference — set for December in Cancun, Mexico — will likely only yield an architecture for an eventual agreement, the Associated Press reported Monday.

Speaking at an international climate change meeting in Koenigswinter, Germany, de Boer said he expected world...
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