Reactions to the outcome of the Lima Climate Summit have been mixed. The Climate Institute described the outcome as progress. Not perfect but progress nonetheless. Why?
Three things needed to happen in Lima.
Officially, all that governments needed to do in Lima was decide on the upfront information that countries need to include when they announce their post-2020 national targets early next year, and define the scope of draft of the agreement that would form the basis of talks in Paris in November 2015.