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India’s Quiet Counterpoint to Bali: Admirable Transparency, and a National Initiative to Limit Carbon Emissions


The Bali Conference witnessed more controversy about who should take responsibility for carbon emissions reduction. India and China refused to accept explicit emissions limits, citing the potential costs, their poverty problems. and US intransigence. The US countered by refusing to accept emissions limits as long as India, China and other developing countries remain exempt. Despite [...]

Bali: Disaster Loomed and Everyone Blinked. Now Let’s Get Serious, Fast


[This post originally appeared on the Center for Global Development's "Views from the Center" blog.] The White House finally blinked in the final hours of the UN’s Bali Conference on Climate Change. The catalyst may have been the unprecedented boos and hisses directed at the US delegation from the floor, or the peremptory challenge from [...]

Improving Climate Projections and Adaptation: A Hot Research Topic in Bali


[This post originally appeared on the Center for Global Development's "Views from the Center" blog.] Besides the official negotiations and speeches, the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bali that I’ve been attending also provided opportunities for sharing new research and ideas. Two subjects dominated the schedule: adaptation and forestry (no doubt reflecting the preferences of [...]

Down and Out in Bali: U.N. Climate Change Negotiations So Far Lack Urgency


[This post originally appeared on the Center for Global Development's "Views from the Center" blog.] I’m in one of the world’s most beautiful places, and I am seriously bummed. Few people had much in the way of expectations for the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Bali — its purpose is to simply set the terms [...]