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U.N. seeks 'complete transformation' of the world

U.N. seeks 'complete transformation' of the world
Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, speaks during a press conference in Doha, Qatar, Monday, Dec. 3. Photo Credit:AP/Osama Faisal
The United Nations is meeting in Qatar to negotiate a “complete transformation of the economic structure of the world,” explained Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) at a Monday press conference.

“What is occurring here, not just in Doha, but in the whole climate change process is the complete transformation of the economic structure of the world. It should happen much quicker, but it cannot happen overnight,” she added.

Figueres concluded, “This Conference of the Parties will produce a second commitment period to the Kyoto Protocol, the only legally binding agreement. It will have the necessary amendments to go into a second commitment period as of January 1, 2013. ... We are also moving toward a universal legally based agreement by 2015 to go into effect in 2020.”

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