Cancún climate talks are too big to fail | Lucy Brinicombe | Environment | guardian.co.uk

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COP16: getting ready for Cancun : A Greenpeace activist checks the hot air ballon : MDGA Greenpeace activist checks a hot air ballon depicting the world in Yucatán, Mexico, ahead of the Cancún climate change talks. Photograph: Luis Perez/AFP/Getty Images

Beating the rush for getting accreditation at the Cancún Messe convention centre, it felt strange that this shell of a warehouse would be bustling with people over the next few days waiting to access the nearby Moon Palace and be part of the historic campaign to tackle global climate change.

There’s an air of uncertainty here, of controlled hope mixed with a hefty dose of pragmatism compared with the heady days before last year’s UN climate talks in Copenhagen, where a deadline to secure a fair, safe and legally binding climate deal came – and went.

via Cancún climate talks are too big to fail | Lucy Brinicombe | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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