Is it time to move beyond the UN climate talks?
Is it time to move beyond the UN climate talks?, Michael Levi: Energy, Security, and Climate, 12/12/2011
It has become a tradition after the annual United Nations climate negotiations for analysts to lament the dysfunctional nature of the process, and to argue that we’d be better off cutting the talks down to the few countries that really matter. After all, the world’s twenty top greenhouse gas emitters account for north of eighty percent of global emissions. Why bother with all the extra complexity entailed in the UN talks?…