Potential for 2015 roadmap from Durban?
Reuters reports on a potential roadmap for future climate change action that is developing at COP17 in Durban. Under the EU plan, parties would agree to a road map that would lead to legally binding commitments for GHG emission reductions in 2015. Up to this point, the head of the U.S. delegation, Jonathan Pershing, had indicated that the U.S. would not entertain legally binding commitments before 2020. But perhaps the U.S. negotiators can accept a roadmap to binding commitments as a fairly noncommittal first step? With one more full day of negotiations left, the Durban climate negotiations still have a lot left to do.
About M. Rhead
M. Rhead Enion was the UCLA Law Emmett/Frankel environmental law fellow for 2010–2013. His research interests include cap-and-trade, coastal science and policy, environ…READ more