The European Union said they were concerned by the lack of progress in the United Nations Climate Change (COP 15) negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark. The
The EU said that they encouraged all parties to urgently go to the outer limits of their flexibility so that talks could move forward.
The EU put concrete proposals on the table and maintained its conditional offer to do more, if others, especially the major emitters like US improve their offers as well.
On the final day – Friday - in Copenhagen US President Barack Obama said that the world’s will to address climate change `hangs in the balance’ and insisted any deal must include transparency among nations.
The US leader said a changing environment is an unacceptable risk to nations’ security, their economies and the planet.
Obama said countries must work together on national actions and keep checks on those commitments. He said a deal that does including sharing information would be a `hollow victory’.
He also said industrialized nations must help developing nations adapt.
Obama called the emerging agreement imperfect but adds that no country would get everything it wants. He said time is running short and it is time to take a `substantial step forward.’