Sign up | Log in



Home  >>  Daily News  >>  Asean's Trade Partners News   >>  Events  >>  Apec unable to agree on details in climate change deal

16 November 2009
Related Stories
October 4, 2009
Asean to set up $1bn infrastructure fund

Apec unable to agree on details in climate change deal

Pacific Rim leaders pledged Sunday to accelerate efforts to deepen the integration of their economies, including to study creating a free-trade area, but fell short of promising any detailed commitment to the battle against climate change, reported Antara in conjunction with Kyodo.

As their two-day summit closed in Singapore, the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum apparently revealed a serious gap between developed and developing countries over how they could share the burden of cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The result is feared to affect a key UN climate change conference next month in Copenhagen.

The leaders also resolved to develop a comprehensive strategy to ensure sustainable and ``inclusive`` growth for the region while renewing the pledge to reject protectionism in international trade, which is on the rise after the global economic crisis.

They expressed concerns over the stalled Doha Round of free trade talks under the World Trade Organization and urged efforts to turn political will to successfully conclude the eight-year-old talks next year into tangible progress in the negotiations.

Climate change was high on the agenda at the summit. But the leaders` declaration fell short of details, suggesting differences between some members.


Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.

Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below 





1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand