The two-week UN climate change conference in Copenhagen ended on Saturday in an anticlimactic way, leaving the Copenhagen Accord, a document that is open for signing.
The Copenhagen Accord, which was expected highly to lead to a legally binding treaty, aroused opposition from several developing countries, who said the emission reduction targets were not ambitious enough and refused to adopt it.
Yvo de Boer, the Executive Secretary of UN Framework Conventionon Climate Change said at his closing press briefing that the Copenhagen Accord not only failed his hope of achieving a legally binding treaty, but also failed the hope of an agreement for such a treaty.
But he still believed that countries should strive for such goals at the next UN climate conference in Mexico in 2010.
(Xinhua News Agency December 19, 2009)