They had all but said it directly, but now they have. Copenhagen has changed from the final deadline for a treaty to a stepping stone for a treaty next year. Obviously delay is always bad, especially when emissions need need start being cut as soon as possible. I don’t however think this is the end all be all for a climate treaty, and I think once the US passes climate legislation early next year, all the right pieces will be in place for a treaty. Here is the NY Times article.
November 15, 2009
Deal at Copenhagen Delayed