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IIED, COP-15, WAR (Worth A Read)

November 19, 2009

The International Institute for Environment and Development has been doing some pretty good stuff on- well, the clue is in the name – for a long time.  They’ve just published a briefing for journalists about Copenhagen.  We’ve skimmed it, and it looks pretty good.  Here’s their press release, plus a link to the 4 page document.

IIED has today published a four-page briefing paper about COP15.

It explains key processes, major actions to be agreed and possible outcomes.

The briefing is aimed primarily at journalists but is appropriate for other audiences too.

It has been reviewed for accuracy by international lawyers who sit on national delegations during UN negotiations.

It covers things like:

  • The future of the Kyoto Protocol – do some countries really want to kill it?
  • Different COP15 outcomes, from no agreement to two legally binding protocols
  • Hot topics and sticking points in the negotiations – forests, fossil fuels and finance.
  • Where developing nations agree – and where they disagree.
  • Different negotiating blocks, and what they stand for.

To download the briefing, visit: http://www.iied.org/pubs/display.php?o=17074IIED

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