Approximately 3000 delegates from 177 countries flew to China and negotiated 6 days long, trying to find common ground for a treaty in Cancun in December. The news from Tianjin, China is out. The result?
No concessions were reached on the questions of climate protection, observers reported – despite 6 days of negotiations.
UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres says a general framework will have to be hammered out in Cancun, one that will lead to a treaty later in the future. Efforts to sign a treaty in Cancun will not be attempted.
Der Spiegel reports that the gridlock in the negotiations resulted from disputes between China and USA.
EU delegation leader Peter Wittoeck said:
It is disappointing that we were unable to make the progress we wanted.
Both the US and China blame each other for the failure. To the contrary, we ought to thank China and USA for the SUCCESS!
Saved again from another dumb deal!