The Durban Platform & the Future of the Climate Regime
Seminar Summary: Lavanya Rajamani, Professor, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, and Dan Bodansky, Lincoln Professor of Law, Ethics, and Sustainability, Arizona State University, will discuss the latest developments in the UN climate change regime, and the prospects going forward. In particular they will seek to address the following questions. What were the key outcomes of the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban last December? Was the meeting a success or failure? Is the process to negotiate a new climate change agreement that was launched in Durban likely to be successful? What are the options for a future climate agreement? What might such an agreement do? What role is equity, the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities, and differential treatment for developing countries likely to play in the future agreement? And, what will become of the Kyoto Protocol?