Outgoing UN Climate Change Chief Doubts Better Deal in Mexico

Apparently still reeling from failed climate talks in Copenhagen, the outgoing United Nations climate change chief has expressed doubts on whether world leaders would finally commit to stronger emission cut targets in this year’s round of talks in Mexico, the Financial Times reports.

Following his shocking resignation last week, Yvo de Boer saw a “big question mark” on the possibility of adapting a climate deal that imposed higher carbon emission reduction targets on the world’s developed countries, a pact that the Copenhagen meeting last December failed to achieve.

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