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Cancún climate change conference: Russia will not renew Kyoto protocol

The UN climate change conference in Cancún – and the future of the Kyoto protocol – was cast into doubt today after Russia said it would not renew its commitment to the treaty that has governed climate negotiations for more than a decade.

In a late-night plenary session, Russia’s climate change envoy, Alexander Berditsky, said his country opposed a renewal of Kyoto beyond its 2012 end date.

Read:  Cancún climate change conference: Russia will not renew Kyoto protocol | Environment | guardian.co.uk.

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