What Actually Happened At Cancun Climate Summit?12/16/10 Robert Lorei
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Representatives from nearly 200 nations spent nearly two weeks at a United Nations climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, seeking a new agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They finished last Friday with one concrete result: they will meet again next December in Durban, South Africa.
The Cancun conference was supposed to make progress toward a new emissions treaty with targets to be enforced by international treaty on all nations.
This treaty was supposed to replace the 1997 Kyoto protocol, which exempted rapidly growing economies like China and India. It expires in 2012.
WMNFâ€™s Kelly Benjamin attended the conference. His trip and reporting from the conference was paid for by a fellowship from Earth Journalism News.
Kelly's email is KellyBenjamin@gmail.com