Policy Analysis

A Victory for Multilateralism? A commentary on the UNFCCC negotiations in Cancun, Mexico

By John Drexhage on December 17, 2010

John Drexhage provides his analysis of the outcomes of COP16 in Cancun, Mexico, weighing the final decision and commenting on the various positions of the parties involved in the negotiations.

Drexhage feels that the outcome was a measured success for multilateralism, especially in light of the issues at Copenhagen last year, but that there is much left to do between now and Durban before a wider success can be reached on the development of a binding post-2012 climate change regime that all parties will be able to agree to.

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