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Palash Kanti Das on World Climate Conference


Our today’s guest was the board member of Climate Change network, South Asia and the leader of Oxfam South Asia , Palash Kanti Das . In an exclusive interview with VOA Bangla Mr Das analyzed the implications of the Copenhagen deal . He said that the UN conference on Saturday rammed through a battle plan against climate change forged by US President Barack Obama and other top leaders, sidelining smaller states which lashed the deal as a betrayal.

After bitter exchanges through the night, the summit chair forced through a deal using a procedural tool that effectively dropped all obstacles to the Copenhagen Accord.
The Copenhagen Accord was bogged down for hours by protests from delegates who felt they were excluded from the process or said the deal didn't go far enough in cutting the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.
After a break, the conference president gaveled a decision to"take note" of the agreement instead of formally approving it.

Palash Kanti Das says although Obama-proposed deal was not signed and it requires endorsement , an agreement with twenty six countries signaled definite political commitments.
Experts said that clears the way for the accord to begin even though it was not formally approved by the conference.

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