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COP25 talks set Glasgow tone

COP25 talks set Glasgow tone 9 December 2019

World leaders are heading to Madrid for the high–level stage of the COP25 UN climate conference (via BBC)

By Kevin Keane

The outcome of the talks could have a huge bearing on the Glasgow event next year. So far the negotiations have been slow and frustration at the speed of progress is growing.

But climate scientist Prof Sandy Tudhope from Edinburgh University believes there is still time to turn them around.

He said: “I’m going to be optimistic about that because it is doable but what it will require is a lot of goodwill – a lot of really open transparent but astute diplomacy.

“I’m optimistic because we have to be optimistic. Climate change is a challenge but we can use it as a way to have a fairer and better environment.”

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