Climate change campaign back on track

Things appear to be moving forward again but 2011 will be no time for complacency, writes journalist Emma Howard Boyd for The Guardian.

2010 was a challenging year for the battle against climate change, both at a policy level after the Copenhagen talks broke down and from a credibility perspective following the “climategate” scandal at East Anglia University.

However, the recent summit at Cancún has helped put negotiations towards collective action back on track. Most importantly, it has rebuilt trust and co-operation among delegates, who have been able to agree two key policies: a monitoring and reporting framework, and a climate fund managed by the World Bank to allocate up to $100bn (£65bn) a year by 2020 in climate aid to the poorest countries.

Read the Guardian Article: Climate change campaign back on track

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