COP 15 December 15 Press Briefing

by | Dec 16, 2009

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In a joint press briefing, COP 15 President Connie Hedegaard and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer stressed that talks have reached an important phase, with the High Level Segment of the conference about to begin.

Hedegaard said that in order to achieve the desired success, Ministers must be extremely busy and focused over the next 48 hours.

While Ministers have now got down to serious work, de Boer pointed out that there is an enormous amount of ground still to be covered. Ministers have been consulting until late into the night on crunch issues that include emission reduction targets, developing country actions and long-term finance.

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