The Time to Find a FAB Deal

ECO is very dismayed to hear that Parties, particularly the US, are considering shortening the duration of negotiating sessions in 2014 and 2015.  While ECO is all for more efficient negotiations, there is more than a hint here that there are alternative motives.  Could it be that this is a way to shift attention to the Major Economies Forum and other non-UNFCCC forums? Those may serve well as informal arenas for discussion and development of innovative ideas, but in no way can they substitute for the UNFCCC as the locale with the resources, scope and legitimacy for international negotiations of the breadth and depth required to negotiate a fair, ambitious and binding deal to stop dangerous climate change.

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