Whether the climate deal should be legally binding
has been a major sticking point in the talks, in large part due to the US.
She, however, pointed out that the legally binding
agreement was a must to ensure action whether it was intended to reduce carbon emission or facilitate funds to these small island states to meet climatic challenges.
Our only cautionary note is that there is some concern that legally binding
prenuptial agreements could lead to one partner benefiting and another being left penniless.
Many people believe, as a matter of fact, that prenuptial agreements are already legally binding
in this country but that is not true.
The UK will fail to meet legally binding
targets to cut emissions over the next decade without a step-change in making electricity, homes, transport and agriculture greener, it has been warned.
This underlines the importance of having legally binding
dispute resolution mechanisms.
The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon urged all countries to formally sign the agreement to start tackling climate change and step up work toward a legally binding
treaty this year.
The Prime Minister said: "I am now going to lead a campaign around the world with other countries for the legally binding
treaty that is the obvious next stage from this.
We are not in favor of the view that Copenhagen will negotiate a legally binding
document to replace the Kyoto Protocol,'' Liu Zhemnin, China's deputy ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters at a press conference.
On Wednesday, a tiny island nation in the Pacific -- Tuvalu -- caused a stir by getting the proceedings suspended over its demand for a legally binding
treaty tougher than the Kyoto Protocol.
NEW DELHI: India will set its own targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, but will resist legally binding
demands imposed from outside, a minister told a newspaper published Thursday.
EURO MP Fiona Hall has called for a code of conduct on the arms trade to become legally binding