COP talks set to flop
World leaders have all but ruled out a legally binding treaty coming out of the Copenhagen talks next month.
The 17th meeting of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum has put its backing behind the two-step approach planned by Danish prime minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen.
If they follow his recommendation Copenhagen will only produce a five to eight page political agreement, with further talks perhaps even a COP15.5 meeting in Scandinavia, to try and secure a legally binding agreement in 2010.
The talks, the last major meeting before COP15, finished last night (November 15).
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