Commonwealth wants 'ambitious', legally-binding COP21 result

Snipers stand on a roof as Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip visit the Heritage Malta centre on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta on November 28, 2015The Commonwealth on Saturday pledged itself towards an “ambitious”, legally-binding outcome from the world climate change summit, saying it was “deeply concerned” about the disproportionate threat to its most vulnerable members. Leaders from the 53-country family, which represents around a third of the world’s population, produced a “message of Commonwealth ambition and determination” for the COP21 talks in Paris, which kick off Monday. “We are committed to working towards an ambitious, equitable, inclusive, balanced, rules-based and durable outcome of COP21 that includes a legally-binding agreement,” they said in a Statement on Climate Action, agreed at their summit in Malta.

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