28 Nov '11, 6pm

COP17: Business and Government Must Work Together to Make Policy

COP17: Business and Government Must Work Together to Make Policy

Reports that some of the richest nations, including the USA, Japan, Canada and Russia, alongside Brazil and India plan to delay a global treaty on climate change has cast doubt and concern around the feasibility of any global agreements being achieved or meaningfully progressed at the UNFCCC's (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17), which start today in Durban. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Achim Steiner, was very clear in his dismay at the news that a new treaty may be put off until 2020 instead of being renewed next year, as the Kyoto Agreement nears an end. Steiner believes that the reported decisions are "very high risk " and worries that they are based on "political choice" rather than science. While most governments are in support of reducing emissions and promoting sustaina...

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