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One Week Till Durban!

One Week Till Durban!

By: Christine Burns ’14 One week till the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties commences in Durban, South Africa, and we’re going to be there!  In all of our studies this semester we have discussed the success and failures of the past conferences leading up to Durban.  So what can we expect from COP 17? Well, the Kyoto Protocol only has one year left, and still progress has been slow on a future emissions agreement.  According to David … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change, Environmental Politics, Key COP17 Issues, Mosaic Action

Baby Steps?

by Claire Tighe ’13 According to the UNFCCC website, the Cancún Agreement, resolved in Mexico at COP16 in 2010, accomplished quite a bit for the continued international efforts at mitigating and adapting to climate change. However, negotiations are by no means complete, and delegates at COP17 will have to continue these “baby” steps in the climate agreements. But are “baby steps” enough to solve climate change? As the online science resource Climate Action Tracker notes, “Emissions are at a historic high while actions are not.” The Cancún Agreements did manage to form “the largest collective effort the world has ever seen to reduce emisssions,” as well as “the most comprehensive package ever agree by Governments to help developing nations deal with climate change,” and a “timely schedule […] for keeping the global … Read entire article »

Filed under: Climate Change, Key COP17 Issues, Summer Reading Responses