Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, called on all participating countries in the Cancun climate talks to “redouble their efforts and use creative ways” to turn out a “successful outcome” for the conference.
"In Cancun, I see parties continuing to work hard together to deliver a successful, balanced outcome that must be the next significant step in the world’s long road towards a full solution to the climate challenge," she said.
"I see a willingness of parties to move positions," she added. "I see active and open exchange in the ministerial consultations, including how to reach political conciliation on anchoring mitigation proposals that have been made in 2010, clarity on the Kyoto Protocol, establishment of a fund for long-term finance, and decisions to implement action on forests, technology transfer and adaptation.”
Figueres praised the host country Mexico’s “transparent” and “fully inclusive” approach to this conference, saying that this has given all countries freedom to join in the ongoing discussions.
"But more needs to be done," she noted.