UN agrees to reform climate process
The United Nations bowed to intensifying pressure on 21 December to start sweeping reforms of its processes for reaching agreement on climate change, the Financial Times reports.
Developed and developing countries have condemned the bureaucratic and unwieldy process of reaching unanimous agreement from 192 countries, which many blamed for the chaotic end of the Copenhagen climate change conference at the weekend.
Ban Ki-moon, UN secretary-general, acknowledged the problems and promised that the UN will consider how to streamline the negotiations process and look at how to encompass the full context of climate change and development in the negotiations, both substantively and institutionally. Read more (FT)
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22 December 2009