During the G8 the world leaders failed to agree on specific targets for climate cuts. They only agreed on â€œsubstantially reduceâ€ global emissions by 2050, without any legally binding targets or a roadmap. The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticizes the G8 climate outcome and says itâ€™s â€œnot sufficientâ€, and that â€œmuch more needs to be doneâ€ if the world is to be able to agree on a new climate agreement during the climate talks in Copenhagen later this year.
Ban Ki-moon warned in a statement, issued shortly after the G8 climate meetings, that if the worldâ€™s leaders â€œfail to act this year, they will have squandered a unique historical opportunity that may not come againâ€. But the Secretary General did welcome the G8 long term goal to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. But said that for it to be credible it requires â€œambitious mid-term targetsâ€ and â€œclear baselinesâ€.
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