03 Dec '11, 8pm

Why Businesses Must Help Break the Stalemate of Climate Talks

Why Businesses Must Help Break the Stalemate of Climate Talks

As the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change approaches the end of its first week, progress at the conference in Durban, South Africa, has been limited. The stalemate between countries looks likely to continue and centers on whether we can achieve, or meaningfully make progress toward, a new global agreement on climate change. With three days until ministers arrive, it is reported that the philosophical differences remain evident on the second commitment period and the level of ambition. "With key parties holding such strong bottom-line positions, we're definitely walking in a minefield here," said one negotiator. The world urgently needs an agreed range of measures that will help to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations. With the news that a new treaty may be put off until 2020 instead of being renewed next year, what else can b...

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