AN agreement drawn up Friday night by leaders from the US, China, India and South Africa has been recognized Saturday morning by the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Morten Andersen writes on COP 15 website.
An agreement dubbed the Copenhagen Accord drawn up by a limited group of countries Friday night was formally accepted by the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP15) during a closing session on Saturday morning, Reuters reports.
“The conference of the parties takes note of the Copenhagen Accord,” says a final decision.
The text is still strongly debated, and it remains to be seen how many countries will sign on to the Copenhagen Accord.
According to Danish daily Berlingske, the COP15 President, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, expresses satisfaction:
“I am satisfied. We have achieved a result. Now nations will need to sign on, and if they do so, they will support what has been agreed (in the Copenhagen Accord). This will have effect immediately.”