COP 16 President Ms. ESperosa UNFCCC Executive Secretary Ms. Figueres
World leaders this weekend hailed an agreement on climate change that commits all major economies to greenhouse gas emission cuts and launches a fund to help vulnerable countries while sidestepping political land mines like the future of the Kyoto Protocol.
With the adoption of a balanced package of decisions that set all governments more firmly on the path towards a low-emissions future and support enhanced action on climate change in the developing world. The package, dubbed the Cancun Agreements was welcomed to repeated loud and prolonged applause and acclaim by Parties in the final plenary.
The beacon of hope has been reignited and faith in the multilateral climate change process to deliver results has been restored, said UNFCCC Executive Secretary Christiana Figueres. Nations have shown they can work together under a common roof, to reach consensus on a common cause. They have shown that consensus in a transparent and inclusive process can create opportunity for all, she said. This is not the end, but it is a new beginning. It is not what is ultimately required but it is the essential foundation on which to build greater, collective ambition, said Ms. Figueres.
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