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Why climate negotiations keep failing

December 3rd, 2010

The world is meeting in Cancun this week to talk climate change. Is there any hope of a large-scale agreement on capping emissions around the world? Most pundits would say no.

Why can’t we agree to do something? The answers are varied and all contain some truth. There are, for example…

- The inherent challenges of tackling a problem so diffuse and long-term with responsibility laying with all 7 billion of us

- Psychological barriers to change

- A media that paints all issues as having two equal sides even if it’s 99 to 1
- Powerful, vested interests in the old, fossil-fuel-based economy

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Next round of climate talks set for Cancun

April 12th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Image: denmark.dk

Image: denmark.dk

About 175 nations will continue climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, later this year, but the United Nations’ top climate official predicts a full treaty won’t be completed in 2010.

Delegates at the April 9-11 talks in Bonn agreed to meet November 29-December 10 in Cancun as debate between rich and poor nations on the subject of global warming continued to produce little in the way of substantive agreement. The recent discussions came in the wake of last December’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, which produced the Copenhagen Accord that stated objectives but largely left open the question of how they might be accomplished.

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