Tuesday, April 13, 2010

UN climate change chief says future talks won't be based on Copenhagen Accord

United Nations climate change talks chief Yvo de Boer said Saturday future talks would not be based on last year's Copenhagen Accord, though it could be used to resolve some issues.

"I think we can use the Copenhagen Accord to resolve a number of issues that are still outstanding," De Boer said during an exclusive interview with Xinhua.

There are some differences that can be resolved by the accord, such as the 2 degree maximum temperature increase, and financial support for developing countries, and about measuring, reporting and verification action and financial reporting.

But there were also issues left unresolved by the conference and the accord, said the executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

"There was the third category of issues, which was still very far from resolution in Copenhagen, for example on the question of finance," he said.

"So in that sense, we have issues which were in different stages of agreement. And we also have a lot of documents to take forward in the sense that there were draft decisions on both the Convention and on the Kyoto Protocol," De Boer said.

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