The Newsletter 53 Spring 2010

Beyond Copenhagen: what role for Asia?

Bram Buijs

The Copenhagen summit on climate change brought Asia’s major economies China and India to the forefront of negotiations, underlining their essential role in dealing with this global challenge. Despite, or perhaps rather because of their participation, the resulting Copenhagen Accord lacked progress on almost all fronts. However, the engagement of Asia and China in particular, remains critical for the success of any international regime on climate change.

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