The UNFCCC after Durban
The UNFCCC after Durban: Recognizing limitations and calling for a multi-track approach to climate multilateralism and action / Tony La Viña, Lawrence G. Ang, Alaya De Leon & Margarita Roxas. Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD), 2012, 15 p. (working paper)
The authors analyse the Durban outcome and calls for a new approach to climate multilateralism.
The Durban Climate Change Conference held last December 2011 had all the elements of a highly charged political drama: global leaders in a high-stakes game to save the world, the palatable tension over clashing interests, claims of sabotage and backdoor deals juxtaposed with impassioned demonstrations and panicky news blitzes, the climax into near-chaos, the last-ditch effort for compromise now known as the “huddle”, and, of course, the miraculous “save”. Then ominously, though probably anticipated, big questions emerge as the screen fades to black…