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'Cloud' over Climate Negotiations: From Bangkok to Copenhagen and Beyond
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 44, No. 43 (OCTOBER 24-30, 2009), pp. 11-15
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25663696
Page Count: 5
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After months of incremental progress on negotiating text for the United Nations summit on climate change in Copenhagen in December, recent talks in Bangkok unearthed a deal breaker — the fate of the Kyoto Protocol. Most developed countries are advocating a single integrated instrument at Copenhagen to replace the Kyoto Protocol. This article explores the anatomy of the G-77/China's resistance to such a new instrument, and argues that this instrument is likely, given emerging political realities, to take a fundamentally different character, and burden-sharing arrangement, from that of the Kyoto Protocol.
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