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Copenhagen summit 'represents climate-change turning point'

7th December 2009

The United Nations (UN) summit in Copenhagen is a 'turning point' in the world's bid to tackle climate change, according to a top official.

Yvo de Boer, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), said that the two-week meeting, which opened today, gives world leaders the opportunity to launch rapid action to protect the environment.

'Whilst there will be more steps on the road to a safe climate future, Copenhagen is already a turning point in the international response to climate change,' he explained.

De Boer added that Copenhagen, which has more than 100 heads of state in attendance, illustrates the political momentum behind finding an agreement on how to halt climate change.

The UN has said that the gap between what governments have pledged and what scientists believe is required to reverse rising temperatures is smaller than many people may think.

Recently, No Logo author Naomi Klein told the Canadian Press that the Copenhagen summit is 'going to be a war' as delegates debate how the problem will be best tackled.

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