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Hopenhagen: Climate Summit Opens with Optimism for a Far-reaching Agreement

3:29 AM MST | December 7, 2009 | Alex Scott

Delegates from almost 200 countries have today started two weeks of negotiations to agree on a response to anthropogenic climate change at a United Nations summit meeting in Copenhagen. About 15,000 delegates, including 100 world leaders, are set to participate in the meeting. Any agreement will be political only and not legally binding. A move to make any agreement at Copenhagen legally binding is set to take place in 2010.   South Africa yesterday became the latest of a series of countries to pledge greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions cuts. “Never in 17...

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