Final accord reached at Cancun despite Bolivia's objection (2)

18:57, December 11, 2010      

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The documents of the climate deal were approved at the plenary session after being considered first by an informal plenary session and then being passed to the two working groups regarding the Kyoto Protocol and longer commitment actions (LCAs), respectively.

At the start of Friday's session, Mexico, the host country, published a draft of the deal that includes detailed financing plans but no plans for binding emissions cuts.

Most nations, including some of those most vulnerable to climate change, expressed support for the draft documents, although there were several nations that expressed reservations about the final accord.

The two-week long talks in Cancun were aimed at setting new targets - and finding new ways - to try and combat climate change.

The high profile discussions included some 25,000 government officials, businessmen, researchers and lobbyists - from more than 190 countries.

The measures in the draft documents were widely supported by participants in an informal session late Friday.

Most speakers said the document was partial but still represented progress at the climate summit held in the resort city Cancun on Mexico's Caribbean coast.

"It is not perfect and it is not a done deal, but let us accept it and let's move forward," said Karl Hood, Grenada's minister for environment and foreign affairs.

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