Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, December 19, 2009
Too many leaders had gathered in Copenhagen to have it end in a complete failure. Though the accord was a face saving device for them, it does retain global warming and climate change as an agenda for all of us in the future. A complete failure might have killed all hope of a future binding agreement. Whether the political statement is only platitudes or will it in future provide any teeth in it to bite, if converted into a legal document, is the big question.