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27 February 2009


The future of the world - preview
The 2009 Copenhagen Summit: the future of the world depends on a good deal
  • Friends rarely indulge in such dramatic statements, but when referring to the importance of this meeting it’s hard to overstate
  • Over two weeks in December this year, world leaders will be meeting in Copenhagen to negotiate a global climate change deal
  • This meeting represents probably the last opportunity to prevent devastating climate change
  • The Kyoto protocol will expire in 2012 and its successor will need to be agreed this year in order to be ready to take over
  • The science tells us that damaging climate change is occurring faster than was first thought: it really is now or never

  • Alison Prout

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