12 Dec '11, 8pm

Durban Delivers, But is it Enough?: A few long and hectic days co-opted otherwise muted expectations from the

Durban Delivers, But is it Enough?: A few long and hectic days co-opted otherwise muted expectations from the

A few long and hectic days co-opted otherwise muted expectations from the 13-day U.N. climate change negotiations held in Durban, South Africa. The final days featured heated protests leading to the ejection of several NGO leaders, talks bleeding into the wee hours of Sunday morning, high-level ministers from small developing states leaving the table to catch flights back home, and a late showdown pitting the EU and India negotiators against one another. But for the 17th year, the international community can once again reaffirm the faith and necessity of an international forum on climate change. The results, including the so-called “Durban Platform,” outline an “agreed outcome with legal force under the convention applicable to all parties” to be determined by 2015 and to come into effect by 2020, essentially creating a new roadmap towards an internationally legally bindin...

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