Leaders of Commonwealth states have drawn up an "action plan" to tackle climate change that falls short of any binding agreement.
The text, released after the second day of their summit in Uganda, is designed as a strong statement ahead of next month's UN climate talks.
But the 53-member group could not reach a consensus on binding emission cuts.
Meanwhile, India's Kamalesh Sharma has been appointed secretary general. He replaces New Zealand's Don McKinnon.
Meanwhile, India's Kamalesh Sharma has been appointed secretary general. He replaces New Zealand's Don McKinnon. Mr McKinnon is stepping down at the end of his four-year term.
On Saturday, the Commonwealth leaders are working at a retreat on Lake Victoria, away from media attention. Officials had said the summit would try to iron out differences between member states on climate change.
Many Commonwealth nations, led by Britain, wanted an influential statement before next month's UN talks in Bali, which will discuss a new agreement to replace the Kyoto protocol, which expires in 2012. But Canada had insisted that any statement should refer to the need for contributions from the world's major polluters, including the United States, which has so far resisted any binding targets. Read More