Was anything really achieved at the #UN #Climate Summit? Here's the scorecard

After the euphoria has died down of the People's Climate March and the success of getting many world leaders to make statements about climate change in front of each other on Tuesday, many are now asking: what exactly has been achieved? World leaders were supposed to meet over dinner on Tuesday night to discuss climate change, since they were staying around for further meetings of the United Nations the following day, at which they would engage in “soft diplomacy” to pave the way for a new global climate agreement, but many failed to turn up or even attend the summit in the first place. The UK's chief broker, Greg Barker, a former climate minister, told an audience in New York: “President Obama is a few blocks away [from the dinner] at a party in the Waldorf-Astoria. China’s [premier Xi Jinping] is thousands of miles away. The prime minister of India [Narendra Modi] could ...

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