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Former UN negotiator voices concerns about talks

12-05-2011 08:38 BJT Special Report:Durban Climate Change Conference |

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The United Nations’ former chief climate change negotiator says he is "deeply concerned" about the ongoing negotiations in South Africa.

Speaking on the sidelines of the latest round of climate talksin Durban, Yvo de Boer said he remains concerned about where the process is going, "or rather where it’s not going." De Boer left his job in frustration over a year ago, believing the process of negotiating a meaningful climate agreement was failing.

For three years until 2010, the Dutch civil servant was the leading voice on global warming. Elsewhere in Durban, the South African host of the talks called for divine help at a climate change church service organised by the South African Council of Churches. The COP17 negotiations continue this week when United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon opens the high-level negotiating segment on Tuesday.

United Nations’ former chief climate change negotiator Yvo de Boer

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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