COP17 Durban

What Happened in Durban?

The outcome in Durban seems to be better than expected, although admittedly that’s partly because expectations were low.  From the official press release: In Durban, governments decided to adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, but not later than 2015. Work will begin on this immediately under a new group …


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 …