Leaders under fire for failure to attend post-UN climate summit meetings | Environment | The Guardian

David Cameron’s former top climate change aide has lambasted world leaders for failing to show up to the crucial informal dialogue session following Tuesday’s climate summit at the UN in New York.After a day of set-piece speeches by leaders including Barack Obama that yielded little in the way of new commitments, world leaders were supposed to meet over dinner to discuss climate change, and engage in “soft diplomacy” to iron out differences ahead of crunch negotiations on a new global climate agreement.But many prominent heads of state and government stayed away from the summit altogether, or failed to show at the dinner.

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