David Victor on Cancun Outcome
Climate deal does little but prep for future talks
Dan Vergano, USA Today
Global climate negotiators put the best face on the modest agreements they reached at the just-concluded talks in Cancun, Mexico, to tackle the problem of worldwide carbon emissions.
The more difficult work comes next, as delegates try to turn promises made at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting into action in talks next year in Durban, South Africa, observers warn.
David Victor is Director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR). Looking across a wide array of issues from environment and energy to human rights, trade and security, the Laboratory explores when (and why) international laws actually work.