Copenhagen Chaos? Post-2012 Climate Change Policy and International Law
Amsterdam Law Forum, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 9-16, 2010
8 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2011 Last revised: 10 Aug 2011
Date Written: 2010
This short essay provides an account of what happened in the run-up to, and during, the Copenhagen climate change summit in 2009. It briefly discusses the scientific basis for climate change policy, which came under fire only a few weeks before the Conference of the Parties. It then turns to the political game that took place in Copenhagen, and that lead to the Copenhagen Accord. It concludes with a few observations on how the role of international law might change in international climate change policy beyond 2012.
Keywords: Climate change
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