Climate talks heading to Cancun?
In a speech given at a formal lunch of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexican President Felipe Calederón said that COP 16 will be organized in Cancun, not in Mexico City as previously thought.
Though welcome news I'm sure for those who've been to previous climate summits in the northern hemisphere (Poznan, Copenhagen), the possible move to Cancun (for whatever political or security reasons) seems to be a bit symbolic of the overall tone of the negotiations post the pressure-bubble Copenhagen: vacation-mode.
The urgency of the negotiations may or may not be drastically reducing, but moving the UN negotiations to Cancun has some logistical implications: the Cancun Centre has a listed capacity of 8,000. Though COP 16 will most likely not see the surge of Heads of State/Government leaders like Copenhagen did, that is still a pretty limited size and possibly foreshadows restricted access once again to civil society and NGOs, a major issue at COP 15.