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Another step towards new climate change pact taken with online UN publication
20 May 2009
NEW YORK - Progress towards achieving an ambitious new treaty on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is gathering pace, the top United Nations climate change official said today, announcing the online publication of the text to be negotiated by nations this December in Copenhagen.
"This document marks an important point on our road," said Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). "It's the first time [a] real negotiating text will be on the table which can serve as a basis for governments to start drafting a Copenhagen agreed outcome."
The 53-page negotiating text covers a shared vision for long-term cooperative action, along with an action plan for strengthening adaptation and mitigation measures, as well as finance, technology and capacity-building.