Meeting with French Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo
Key point: Borloo says progress on an international agreement on climate change requires dropping a legally-binding treaty in favour of national commitments. Copenhagen process had been too Western and too European. Major emerging countries not prepared to cede sovereignty to a treaty, while EU members saw this as both normal and essential. But Copenhagen has established a possible global deal on emissions reductions by the United States, China, and Europe. A group of eight or ten: Germany and France for Europe, the United States, China, India, Brazil, Algeria and Ethiopia (and possibly South Africa) need to resolve implementation plan for Copenhagen.

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