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After Copenhagan Earthcast from Earthscan

January 21, 2010

After Copenhagan – the Tactics and the Treaty

  • What is the nature of the COP-15 agreement?
  • What were the negotiating tactics behind it?
  • Can an ambitious and binding treaty still be agreed?

Wednesday, 27 January 2010 17:00 (GMT), 12:00 (EST), 9:00 (PST)

In the wake of the COP-15 summit in Copenhagen, the first Earthcast of 2010 will examine the treaty that emerged, the negotiating tactics behind it, and what the next steps are likely to be.

Experts Michael Grubb, David Satterthwaite and Richard Smith will be dissecting the agreement and asking whether future negotiations can establish a binding treaty that sets ambitious limits for the large emitters while supporting developing nations financially and technologically.

Michael Grubb is editor-in-chief of the Earthscan journal Climate Policy, Chair of Climate Strategies and a Professor at the University of Cambridge.

David Satterthwaite has written or edited nine Earthscan books, including Adapting Cities to Climate Change and The Earthscan Reader in Sustainable Cities. He is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and editor of the journal Environment and Urbanization.

Richard Smith is the author of the Earthscan book Negotiating Environment and Science, published under the new Resources for the Future (RFF) Press imprint, and has many years experience as a negotiator with U.S. State Department. He has received numerous awards including two presidential honors and the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award.

Margi Prideaux

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