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Presidency expresses concern as COP21 enters second week

EU representatives have said they fear the COP21 draft agreement is “too complex” and that negotiations “lack ambition”, following seven days of negotiations at the UN's global climate summit.

On 5 December, negotiators from the 196 parties at the two-week summit in Paris drafted an agreement to keep global warming below 2°C. But at a press conference that day, the Luxembourg presidency minister for the environment, Carole Dieschbourg, said that the draft was still “too complex”, despite the progress. Dieschbourg reminded the parties that there were only seven days to go in which to strike a deal.

Dieschbourg also displayed concern at the fact that the scientific review of the temperature goal to limit global warming, between 1.5° and 2°C, has been blocked by a small number of parties.

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