Here is a Q&A on some of the most important legal questions surrounding the Copenhagen Accord.
Tough negotiations have finally yielded an important climate agreement today at the UN climate conference. The deal, which for the first time commits developed and developing countries to action on emissions and adaptation, removes the final obstacle to the adoption of binding climate policy in the United States.
To be successful, money pledged to protect forests must tackle the underlying drivers of deforestation.
New reports may emphasize disagreements between the U.S. and China, but the reality is much less dramatic.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced today that, if agreement is reached here this week, the United States will participate in a $100 billion fund to help developing countries most affected by climate change.
The following letter was sent to President Obama on behalf of 18 environmental and energy policy groups.
The White House
Dear Mr. President,
Even the best possible Copenhagen outcome will be a waypoint, not an endpoint.
A translation of this post originally appeared in the Norwegian paper Klassekampen.
The international community must negotiate targets for new, significant, predictable, and stable finance to support developing countries’ transition to low-carbon economies.
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Assisting poor countries now and in the future in adapting to climate change must be a top priority.
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