Released: Dec. 11, 2011
Media contact: Matt Horne, PJ Partington
VANCOUVER — Matt Horne, director of the Pembina Institute’s climate change program, made the following statement in response to the conclusion of the UN climate change conference in Durban, South Africa:
« The decision to launch talks on a new global climate agreement with legal force represents a potentially significant step forward. But a new deal will only be as effective as the level of ambition that countries are willing to bring to the table.
« Current pledges still leave the world on a course for more than 3˚C of warming. The coming months will be crucial for countries to demonstrate a willingness to make progress towards an effective agreement and to collectively increase their level of ambition.