Saturday, December 19, 2009

Reaction to COP15

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "The talks were extremely difficult and I must also say that I view the outcome with mixed feelings.''

Brazilian Ambassador Sergio Barbosa Serra: "It's not what we expected, It may still be a way of salvaging something and paving the way for another a meeting or series of meetings next year.''

New Zealand's climate change ambassador Adrian Macey: "A modest deal. I see Kyoto as a first step. This another first step, a global first step.''

US President Barack Obama: "We are ready to get this done today but there has to be movement on all sides to recognize that is better for us to act rather than talk...We have come a long way, but we have much further to go''

Carl Pope of the Sierra Club: “weak and incomplete -- more of a commitment to keep talking than a real agreement”..."[however, COP15 is] a major step forward."

Nicole Granacki of Greenpeace: “The job of world leaders is not done. Today they failed to avert catastrophic climate change.

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