09 March 2010

European Union to issue climate warning, target CO2 loopholes

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Loopholes in the United Nations climate treaties could actually amount to an increase in global climate-warming emissions

Loopholes in the United Nations climate treaties could actually amount to an increase in global climate-warming emissions and the chance to rein in temperatures may be slipping away, a draft European Union report showed.

"Optimistic assessments...indicate that a pathway towards limiting the global temperature increase to no more than 2 degrees Celsius is still feasible, but more pessimistic assessments indicate this chance is disappearing fast," it added. European Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard will announce her strategy on Tuesday for advancing international climate talks after the conclusion of a weak deal in Copenhagen in December.

Kyiv Post

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