A summary of ‘Mitigation of Climate Change’ — the much awaited third report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — was issued last night.
According to Michael Casy writing for The Guardian:
International delegates reached an agreement early Friday on the best ways to combat climate change despite efforts by China to water down language on cutting destructive greenhouse gas emissions.
The closed-door debate over everything from nuclear power to the cost of cleaner energy ran into the early morning hours with quibbling over wording. But consensus was eventually reached on a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a U.N. network of 2,000 scientists and delegates from more than 120 nations.
“It’s all done,” said Peter Lukey, a member of the South Africa delegation. “Everything we wanted to see was there and more. The message is: We have to do something now.”
Read the complete article here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6606763,00.html
Download the IPCC report here: http://www.ipcc.ch/