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Jakarta Post

New emerging economies, new climate leaders?

  • Road to Copenhagen, Fitrian Ardiansyah


  /   Tue, November 24 2009   /  01:09 pm

With less than 2 weeks to go before the start of the Copenhagen conference, and with leaders from developed countries having so far failed to pave the way for a successful outcome at the summit, the world may require stronger leadership from emerging economies to provide a breakthrough. The Copenhagen conference is a critical moment that the world has been working toward for two years since the Bali Conference of Parties (COP-13), which historically marked the beginning of 2 years of formal negotiations to reach an ambitious global climate agreement. Its success will depend on parties reaching an agreement on how high they will set the bar to bring about reductions in emissions that will ensure the survival of the most vulnerable nations, communities and ecosystems. To achieve this objective, industrialized countries will have to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...