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Federal Minister for the Environment and Heritage
The Hon Dr David Kemp, MP
New Dehli, India
1 November 2002
The Dehli Declaration is a small step forward from the status quo. It recognises that most of the work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a level needed to avoid the worst effects of climate change remains to be done.
The most encouraging feature of the Conference was the recognition by developed countries and some developing countries that the world needs to begin to move beyond Kyoto, if it is to formulate an effective response to climate change in the years ahead.
The Declaration encourages countries to continue to develop their responses to climate change and encourages countries to exchange information as they continue to develop their responses to climate change.