Kyoto’s Long Shadow: Transatlantic Climate Relations Twelve Years On
RUSI Newsbrief, 24 Nov 2009
By Lisa Aronsson
While the terms of the debate on climate change have been agreed since 1992, the Copenhagen conference seems unlikely to secure American commitment. Its vision of a response to climate change centred on the market, technology, contributions by developing countries and carbon trading ran up against the European desire to see developed countries take a lead with compulsory targets. Now Copenhagen has again left developing nations’ emissions off the agenda, and agreement seems impossible.
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