With the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Cancun fast approaching, ASEAN environment ministers have restressed the importance of reaching a global agreement on climate change issues.
The 10 ASEAN ministers expressed concern over the slow pace of international negotiations in a joint statement after their meeting in Brunei.
The ministers called for:
-a legally binding agreement to limit the increase in average global temperature to less than 2 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial level
-developed countries to take the lead and make more ambitious commitments
-ASEAN members to tackle the challenge of transboundary haze by monitoring and implementing haze preventive activities.
The ASEAN ministers will meet environment ministers from China, Japan and South Korea at the ASEAN+3 ministers meeting later this week.
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