Copenhagen is over and the delegates are slowly filtering home. Here are some of the best post-conference quotes.
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“Never again should we face the deadlock that threatened to pull down these talks. Never again should we let a global deal to move towards a greener future be held to ransom by only a handful of countries.”
Gordon Brown, UK prime minister, comments on talks he believes were “at best flawed and at worst chaotic” (BBC).
“For the first time, we have an agreement that requires all of the world’s carbon emitters to actually deal with their carbon emissions and start the process of reducing them.”
Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice talks to CTV about “a turning point in history”.
“It was a conference where the nations of the world, for a whole range of reasons, spent less time negotiating than they should have.”
Australia’s Climate Change Minister Penny Wong (The Australian).