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lundi 28 novembre 2011

Understanding Durban, it’s easy !

International negotiations on climate issues are complex and only specialists seem to understand them. So, one hesitates to enter the game.
You have no more excuses !

An analysis brief aimed at making the current state of play of climate negotiations easier to understand prepared by Pierre RADANNE and Emeline DIAZ has just been published by the Institut de l’Energie et de l’Environnement de la Francophonie (IEPF). It gives analyses and suggests possible ways of moving forward in the negotiations in an educational form that can be understood by the general public.
This analysis brief was written with three objectives in mind :
- to help a wide public understand the stakes of these negotiations, avoiding as much as possible the use of technical terms and jargon ;
- to describe the process, the current state of play, the subjects under discussion as well as the roadblocks ;
- to shed light on possible points of agreement and options that could enable the process to move forward.
Bearing these objectives in mind, the brief follows a chronological order.
The first section is dedicated to reviewing the Copenhagen - Cancún cycle (2009-2010) (I) in order to provide a better understanding of this year’s issues (II).
This is followed by an analysis of potential solutions, and reflections on the end-goal of the negotiations : to contribute to the establishment of a new development model (III).

It is much easier to understand how the commitment of local authorities within the Covenant of Mayors brings a reason of hope for global solutions.
Document available in FR and EN



by Béatrice Alcaraz on 28 novembre 2011 / 193 visites




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