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    says most likely this will not be the 'end of the negotiating road' diplomats are working towards...

    "We absolutely don't want to get into a situation where we Lisa Freedman reports
    The diplomatic road to a new climate agreement may not end in Paris next year

    'Paris or bust.' But the fact remains that a global treaty is an absolute centerpiece of the kind of action needed to tackle the challenge. The real risk is that people are going to sleepwalk to Paris, that we are going to have a zombie COP. And we're up against time. We will be in a lot of trouble if we get on a pathway from Paris for three or four degrees or higher."

    Still, Davis said, even if that happens "We'll get back on the horse the next day."

    Jake Schmidt, international climate policy director for the Natural Resources Defense Council, said there has been a developing "sense of maturity" in the climate community since Copenhagen. As of now, he argued, the elements for a strong 2015 agreement in Paris are not yet in place. The United States needs to develop strong new post-2020 targets; the European Union will decide on its 2030 targets later this year; and China needs to move from its current emissions intensity goal to setting a year in which absolute emissions will peak.

    RIP Nelson Mandela

    by boatsie on Tue Jan 14, 2014 at 02:27:18 PM PST

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