We must now focus on the opportunities for green growth that can put the global economy onto a stable and sustainable path, said Yvo de Boer, head of the U.N. Climate Change Secretariat in a statement for Poznan negotiations. Worries about the costs of combating climate change and rifts between European Union states are likely to strain 185-nation talks, writes Reuters. The election of Barack Obama as U.S. president may, however, help the mood at the Poznan meeting. John Kerry, incoming chair of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will attend and report back to Obama. “After eight years of delay, destruction and denial, the United states is going to rejoin the international community in tackling this global challenge,” he said last week.
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