An Unambiguous Consequence of the Durban Climate Talks

6 Pages Posted: 28 Mar 2012

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Robert N. Stavins

Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS); Resources for the Future; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Date Written: March 9, 2012

Abstract

One of the major outcomes of the Durban Climate Conference in 2011 was the 'Durban Platform for Enhanced Action' - a non-binding agreement to forge a new treaty by 2015 that will bring all countries under the same legal regime by 2020. This article will explain why the 'Durban Platform for Enhanced Action' has opened an important window in climate talks.

Keywords: climate change, climate negotiations

JEL Classification: Q5, Q58

Suggested Citation

Stavins, Robert N., An Unambiguous Consequence of the Durban Climate Talks (March 9, 2012). FEEM (Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei), Review of Environment, Energy and Economics (Re3), March 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2030218

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