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Climate talks: Cancun may deliver statement at Durban in 2011

In a big step forward, negotiators from 194 nations are looking at a Copenhagen Accord like statement, which may be adopted at the Cancun climate talks, unlike the accord of which the summit had only taken note of.

world Updated: Dec 09, 2010 10:47 IST
Chetan Chauhan

In a big step forward, negotiators from 194 nations are looking at a Copenhagen Accord like statement, which may be adopted at the Cancun climate talks, unlike the accord of which the summit had only taken note of.

Backroom negotiations continued late in the night to workout a comprehensive statement having information annexers listing the pledges of different countries. Japan, which has got the Kyoto Protocol almost killed, is insisting that its commitments should not be mentioned in the information annexure.

An Indian negotiator said all issues have been sorted out except on mitigation and finance. "We except brief paras in the Cancun statement on these issues once an agreement is reached on broad parameters," he said.

India has, however, failed to convince Japan to agree for a second commitment period for Kyoto Protocol. "They have not agreed," he said.

The Cancun summit appears to be heading to a Copenhagen like finish with the host nation Mexico trying its best to get something out of the summit. "We expect a comprehensive binding statement from the summit," an official said. Exact details of the statement were not known.