Pascal Fletcher and Adrian Croft
Saturday, Nov 28th, 2009
World leaders on Friday rallied to a diplomatic offensive to forge a U.N. climate deal in Copenhagen next month and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said an agreement was “within reach”.
Ban, and Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen who will host the December 7-18 U.N. climate talks, hailed what they portrayed as a growing international momentum toward a pact to curb greenhouse gas emissions and limit global warming.
“Our common goal is to achieve a firm foundation for a legally binding climate treaty as early as possible in 2010. I am confident that we are on track to do this,” Ban told a summit of Commonwealth leaders in Trinidad and Tobago.
“Each week brings new commitments and pledges — from industrialized countries, emerging economies and developing countries alike,” he added.
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