Policy Analysis

Sobering Days in Bonn

By John Drexhage on August 21, 2009
In this IISD Commentary, John Drexhage assesses progress toward Copenhagen following the August 2009 climate negotiations in Bonn.

"The June session in Bonn ended with recriminations abounding as the Kyoto Protocol negotiating group, led by China, accused developed countries of not acting in good faith," he writes. "This time it ended in what can most accurately be described as a farce. The week did very little-if anything-to actually help bridge negotiating positions. Even simple process issues unwound all too easily for the international community to witness."

See our Reporting Services coverage of the Bonn meeting.