Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A post Copenhagen must read

Addressing climate change

By Gan Pei Ling

WORLD leaders may continue to defend themselves, but it will not change the fact that they failed to live up to the world's expectations at the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15). Indeed, the Copenhagen Accord— the "deal" that governments agreed to take note of at COP15 — did not spell out the amount of greenhouse gas emissions developed countries would commit to reducing by 2020.

And so, now that COP15 is over and media attention is drawn away from climate change, what happens next? In Malaysia, what are the different stakeholders planning on doing about the accord and despite the failed negotiations in Copenhagen?

Protest in Cophenhagen on 12 Dec 2009

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1 comment:

Planet of the Monyets said...

A very complex problem to which solutions are not very clear at present. We are in for the long haul on this one.