Environmentalists are angry that the world has made no further progress on agreeing targets to cut carbon emissions.
The EU has said it will sign up targets as part of a second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. But this is impossible until the bickering group of countries decide how to divide up cuts in carbon.
One option on the table would mean the UK may have to up its current emissions targets from 34 per cent by 2020 to 42 per cent.
Meanwhile most of the rest of the developed world has not even put forward any new targets to cut carbon emissions.
There is particular anger towards the countries in the Arab world, that many believed would come forward with ambitious targets during the first UN conference to be held in the Middle East.
However Qatar has only announced a new research centre on climate change and no new targets. While it emits a large amount of carbon dioxide due to gas flares from oil extraction, it is treated as a developing nation and has not been subjected to curbs on emissions as developed nations have.