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European parliament sets sights high for Cancún climate change talks

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6732 (Published 24 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6732
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

The European Union is being urged to take the lead in the Cancún climate change negotiations opening on 29 November to regain the momentum after the setback at the previous international meeting in Copenhagen last December.

The message is being delivered by the European parliament’s environment committee in a detailed resolution covering all the items on the table that will be formally adopted by the full parliament on 25 November.

Jo Leinen, the German Christian Democrat who chairs the committee, acknowledges that a comprehensive worldwide treaty will not emerge from …

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