COP-25 Disappointment is Not Due to Lack of Aspirations for Future Ambition, but to Lack of Support for Global Carbon Markets
- Dec 19, 2019 5:44 pm GMT
On December 18th, The Conversation (“academic rigor, journalistic flair”) – published my brief essay (“The Madrid climate conference’s real failure was not getting a broad deal on global carbon markets”), and today – in this blog post – I wish to share a slightly edited version with you (without the excellent graphics included in the original article).
The Reality Behind the Press Coverage
Press accounts of the Madrid climate conference that adjourned on Dec. 15 are calling it a failure in the face of inspirational calls from youth activists and others for greater ambition. But based on my 25 years following and analyzing this process together with scholars and government officials from around the world, I believe the reality is more complicated.
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