29 Nov 2010

NGO says binding agreement not likely at Cancun climate talks

8:05 pm on 29 November 2010

The environment organisation Greenpeace says climate change talks in Mexico will not bring the legally-binding agreement vulnerable Pacific countries need, but it will be a step forward.

The United Nations climate change conference begins early tomorrow morning in Cancun.

Greenpeace International's climate policy director Wendel Trio says the meeting could make decisions that would have direct impacts on Pacific Islands

"Governments are pretty close to agreeing on the establishment of a climate fund that would provide financial assistance to developing countries and in particular for vulnerable countries with funding for adaptation, so for preparing themselves to avoid the most dangerous impact of climate change."