Danish PM takes over the COP15 presidency, he will present a compromise on Wednesday afternoon, a Danish newspaper reports.

Rie Jerichow16/12/2009 13:50
Wednesday afternoon, the Danish Presidency will present a compromise proposal at the climate negotiations in Copenhagen. The proposal seeks to build bridges between the many interests at the summit, Danish daily Berlingske Tidende reports.

The proposal, keeping elements of the Kyoto Protocol structure, is said to form the basis for further negotiations which are now entering into a crucial final phase.

119 heads of state and governments are heading towards Denmark to decide on a future climate agreement. As a consequence of the unprecedented number of world leaders, Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen has officially taken over the presidency of the UN Climate Change Conference COP15 from Connie Hedegaard, who has been appointed special representative. Thus, she will continue conducting informal consultations to the Copenhagen Outcome.

“With so many Heads of State and Governments arriving to give their statements, it is appropriate that the Danish Prime Minister presides. Negotiations and consultations will be conducted on all levels. Who would have believed that in Bali two years ago? Leaders work, ministers work, and negotiators work to reach a global agreement. Let’s get it done,” Connie Hedegaard says in a press release.