Regaining momentum for international climate policy beyond Copenhagen

M. Hüttner, A. Freibauer, C.C. Haug, U. Cantner

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Abstract

The 'Copenhagen Accord' fails to deliver the political framework for a fair, ambitious and legally-binding international climate agreement beyond 2012. The current climate policy regime dynamics are insufficient to reflect the realities of topical complexity, actor coalitions, as well as financial, legal and institutional challenges in the light of extreme time constraints to avoid 'dangerous' climate change of more than 2°C. In this paper we analyze these stumbling blocks for international climate policy and discuss alternatives in order to regain momentum for future negotiations. © 2010 Huettner et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2
Number of pages8
JournalCarbon Balance and Management
Volume5
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Publication statusPublished - 2010

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