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UN climate change conference issues Copenhagen Accord

2009-12-20 08:37 BJT

Special Report: UN climate change conference in Copenhagen |

COPENHAGEN, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The UN Climate Change Conference reached a legally non-binding Copenhagen Accord on Saturday.

People walk past a globe at the venue of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, December 19, 2009.(Xinhua/Xie Xiudong)
People walk past a globe at the venue of the United Nations Climate Change
Conference in Copenhagen, capital of Denmark, December 19, 2009.
(Xinhua/Xie Xiudong)

The accord upheld the principle of "common but differentiated responsibilities" set by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, made arrangements for developed countries' compulsory emissions cut and developing countries' voluntary mitigation actions, and included wide consensus on the key issues of long-term global emissions reduction objects, funding and technology support, and transparency.

Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: Xinhua