Climate Talks Could Put Kyoto Protocol To Rest

Law360, New York (November 28, 2011, 10:15 PM EST) -- With several key countries declining to support a second phase of emissions reductions under the Kyoto Protocol, delegates to this week’s United Nations summit in Durban, South Africa, are likely to tackle little more than piecemeal measures to address climate change, attorneys say.

“Expectations are low,” Bill Bumpers, head of Baker Botts LLP's climate change practice, told Law360.

The UN Climate Change Conference kicked off Monday morning. Central to the meeting is the fate of the Kyoto Protocol, under which industrialized countries had agreed to cut...
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