The international community is still too divided on the issue, Liljelund said. Instead, Copenhagen will produce an agreement that will eventually lead to a new international climate protocol, Liljelund added. He names the upcoming meetings in Bonn (Germany) in the summer and in Mexico in December 2010.
Curbing greenhouse emissions is one of the core issues of the Swedish EU presidency. Prime Minister Reinfeldt has called a binding treaty in Copenhagen a crucial necessity to combat climate change.