Yudhoyono wants political binding agreement in Copenhagen
While pressures are mounting for world leaders to reach a legally binding treaty in the UN climate conference in Copenhagen, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the treaty could be approved in 2010.
“We have come here to do one job: to deliver a solid political binding agreement that would lead to a legally binding climate treaty in 2010,” President Yudhoyono told world leaders in a summit on Thursday.
“The 110 world leaders did not come here to fail. Billions of world citizens pin their hopes on us.”
Thousands of people and green activists in Copenhagen have staged a series of protests calling on world leaders participating in the climate conference to reach an ambitious agreement on a new legally binding treaty to deal with the climate change.
A number of developing countries, including African nations, said they expected a legally binding treaty to cap the Copenhagen talks.
“This is not a time for dogma and confrontation. This a time for solution and consensus. The only dogma that binds us here is human survival,” Yudhoyono said.