African negotiators say pledges from the developed countries neither adequate nor sufficient
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African negotiators at the ongoing 16th Conference of the Parties today in Cancun considered three possible scenarios, and called for a continuation of a two-track negotiation, legally binding emissions reduction, mitigation action for developing countries, financial support and a framework to facilitate adaptation, technology transfer and capacity building. At a briefing organized for African ministers hours before the Presidential segment began, the negotiators admitted that very little progress had been made in the first week of negotiations in Cancun, according to the Information and Communication Service (ICS) of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) present at the briefing. The negotiators said the three possible scenarios are: a global agreement with two negotiation tracks embedded in a legally binding framework; a fragmented scenarios tending towards a legally binding outcome, but focusing on procedural decisions; or a complete failure of the negotiation process leading to impaired multilateralism.