What did COP15 mean for the world?
Two observations are obvious.
Despite the fact that the USA will attend COP15 in Copenhagen without signed domestic legislation, President Obama and the US delegation have diverged from the previous US policy position regarding the international climate change negotiations.
Intelligence Squared, the leading global forum for intellectual and cultural debate, held its second event in Asia on 11 November 2009.
The world economy has expanded to the point where a number of planetary boundaries, of which climate change is the most talked about, are being severely stretched. There are simply too many unsustainable trajectories for the system to continue as it has for the past several decades for several more decades to come…
This paper was originally submitted for, and received, the “Young Voices Award” on Urban Air Pollution and Climate Change, given by the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities at their Better Air Quality 2008 conference.
Public policy think tank Civic
Exchange today released a new book: “Climate Change Negotiations: Can Asia
Change the Game?”, which argues that Asia should take the initiative to be a “game-changer” in upcoming global climate change negotiations in Poznan and Copenhagen.