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Is a global agreement the only way to tackle climate change?

Posted on 28 November 2011

As world leaders and scientists assemble next week for COP 17 in Durban, the main the focus of discussion, in the early sessions at least, will be the Kyoto protocol and the need for a binding international agreement on climate change. This is a redundant exercise.
The real driver for change in climate negotiations is the call for voluntary national commitments that was issued in 2009 at COP 15 in Copenhagen. Indeed, more has been achieved post-Copenhagen and Cancún through voluntary and nationally agreed carbon emissions reductions than in the 15-year circus of negotiations since Kyoto……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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