Why the Paris climate talks won’t be another Copenhagen

Nick Rowley of the University of Sydney, who was closely involved in the failed Copenhagen Climate Summit in 2009, presents five reasons to be optimistic about the outcome of the upcoming Paris talks.
Many countries now see a climate agreement as more than an end in itself, he notes. They regard it as a vital means to address other challenges as well, such as energy security and environmental disasters. And he notes that the cast of characters in Paris looks much better than in Copenhagen.


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