Climate negotiators at UN-sponsored meetings in Bonn, Germany agreed today to do more of what they do best: talk. The next international glamour city where they plan to come up with a plan to succeed the Kyoto treaty, after Copenhagen's failure, is Cancun. But before they do that this year they must fly their jets and ride in their limos to two other meeting locations, so that the talks in Cancun can be successful:
“At this meeting in Bonn, I have generally seen a strong desire to make progress,” said Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), following the talks over the weekend in Germany.
He cautioned, however, that while additional “meeting time is important, it is itself not a recipe for success.”