Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union wants a decision by all countries at this year’s climate talks that they are willing to join a process to reach a globally-binding deal by 2015, Poland’s lead envoy said.
“The 2015 date is an important one,” Tomasz Chruszczow, Poland’s chief envoy to the talks, said in an interview. “It’s the year when the review of the Copenhagen pledges is due to assess if they are enough to close the emissions gap.”
“By 2015 we will also have a new report from the IPCC, which will show us where we are in terms of reaching the 2 degrees Celsius target,” said Chruszczow, whose country holds the rotating EU presidency until the end of the year.
Other nations’ support for the road map that would lead to a globally binding deal enacted by 2020 is an EU condition for adopting further emission-reduction targets under the Kyoto Protocol after its current limits expire in 2012.
--Editors: Alessandro Vitelli, Reed Landberg
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