Examining The UN's Cancun Climate Talks

Law360, New York (January 25, 2011, 2:29 PM EST) -- One year after the Copenhagen Accord, many commentators believe credibility has been restored to international climate change negotiations following the United Nations' annual climate change conference, which ended on Dec. 11, 2010, in Cancun, Mexico. Two texts of agreement (known as the Cancun Agreement) were adopted by representatives of 194 nations at the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change. The ultimate goal is to arrive at a global climate change treaty to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which...
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