Slovak president comments on outcome of UN Climate Change summit

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič said that no legally binding agreement was reached at the UN Climate Change summit in Copenhagen, the president’s office told the TASR newswire on December 18.

Slovak President Ivan Gašparovič said that no legally binding agreement was reached at the UN Climate Change summit in Copenhagen, the president’s office told the TASR newswire on December 18.

“Probably a political declaration will be passed, one that should help lay the groundwork for the elimination of differences between the developed and developing countries, and how the costs of stopping the climate change should be divided,” said Gašparovič.

The spokesperson for the Slovak Environment Ministry, Jana Kaplanová, told TASR that the final version of the Copenhagen Agreement is still open.

“The talks are still pending; however, it seems that the EU won't accomplish the aims it sets its sights on,” said Kaplanová.

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change summit started in Copenhagen on December 7 with the ministerial conference taking place since November 17 with the goal to ensure that average temperatures are no more than 2 degrees Celsius higher than in pre-industrial times. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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