Cancun talks, week 2: The Apocalypse
Commentators are so pessimistic about the odds of success at the United Nations? Cancun climate change talks that they?ve been talking about failure in Mexico since Copenhagen failed. Now the Cancun talks have actually begun? it?s an apocalypse! Negotiators are now hoping for a two-year deadline for industrialized nations to sign on for emissions cuts after Kyoto expires in 2012. But the old industrialized versus developing nation rivalries have resurfaced (really, they never went away).
Meanwhile, Harvard?s Robert Stavins has a formula for what success might look like in Cancun. Continue reading The Alternative Agenda: Cancun Talks Plod Onward, Chinese Solar on a Hot Streak