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New procedures are needed for climate talks in Mexico in 2010

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: (Published 22 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5629
  1. Robin McKie
  1. 1The Observer

    Negotiators from the 193 nations that took part in the Copenhagen climate summit will now begin the arduous task of reinvigorating talks aimed at achieving a global agreement to halt world temperature rises. Their key objective will be to find ways to reform the negotiating processes involved in preparing for major international talks in future.

    Most analysts believe that this month’s summit became bogged down by its cumbersome agenda, while Prime Minister Gordon Brown claimed that the talks had been “held to ransom” by a small group of nations. “We will need to look at reforming our international institutions to meet the common challenges,” he added.

    The Copenhagen summit had been expected to agree legally binding …

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