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    UN signals delay in climate change treaty

    UNITED NATIONS Just weeks before an international conference on climate change, the United Nations signaled it was scaling back expectations of reaching agreement on a new treaty to slow global warming.
    Janos Pasztor, director of the secretary-general's Climate Change Support Team, said Monday "it's hard to say how far the conference will be able to go" because the U.S. Congress has not agreed on a climate bill, and industrialized nations have not agreed on targets to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions or funding to help developing countries limit their discharges.

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has made a new climate treaty his top priority, hosting a Sept. 22 summit on climate change to spur political support and traveling extensively to build political momentum for a global agreement to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol which only requires 37 industrialized nations to cut emissions.

    Pasztor told a news conference "there is tremendous activity by governments in capitals and internationally to shape the outcome" of the climate change conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in early December, which "is a good development" because political leadership is essential to make a deal.
    But he indicated that Copenhagen most likely won't produce a treaty, but instead will push governments as far as they can go on the content of an agreement.

    "The secretary-general believes that we must maintain the political momentum established by the 101 heads of state and government who attended the climate change summit and continue to aim for an ambitious, politically binding agreement in Copenhagen that would chart the way for future post-Copenhagen negotiations that lead to a legally binding global agreement," Pasztor said.

    The Associated Press: UN signals delay in climate change treaty

    Who's going to enforce this? The UN? yeah ok.....Bye, bye sovereignty.


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    Re: UN signals delay in climate change treaty

    Sorry to say this but the climate change treaty once Obama signs it will be defeated in the Senate because it requires a 2/3 vote to pass and he can't get it. So why am sorry to report this. It's because he and his lap dogs in the Congress and Senate will bring it up as a Bill and force it through throwing the Nation further into the economic disaster we find ourselves in today.
    Obama won't make a big deal over it now because he can't stand up to the heat that wll come while he's trying to force his Careless Health plan to kill granny through.
    Many of use who can read and understand the English language which does not include most liberals know that global warming being human caused is a hoax and this BS treaty has nothing to do with the environment and everything to do with control and money.

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    Re: UN signals delay in climate change treaty

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Who's going to enforce this? The UN? yeah ok.....Bye, bye sovereignty.


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    Re: UN signals delay in climate change treaty

    The point isn't that the UN is going to enforce it, it's that the nations who sign it do so in good faith and pledge to enforce it on their side. If nations don't want to sign it, that's their responsibility and they will lose face with the international community; nations that do sign it should do so without deceit and hold themselves accountable for their commitments.

    If you sign an agreement at a roundtable, you'd be doing so with the intention of honoring your word. Anything less is deceitful cowardice.

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