Law360, New York (December 7, 2009, 12:47 PM EST) -- At the Copenhagen climate conference, which started Monday and wraps up Dec. 18, there is sure to be a lot of talk about mandatory emissions reduction targets, particularly for large greenhouse gas emitters like the United States. But there will also be debate surrounding other contentious, and lesser known, subjects — ranging from carbon offsets to financing.
Here is a look at some of the main issues:
The Legal Status of an Agreement
Even if the Copenhagen and post-Copenhagen negotiations produce a new international agreement, it...