Climate Talks End In Copenhagen Accord; Countries Settle On Non- Binding 2 ºC Warming Limit

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In the end, 188 countries voted in favor of the motion, with Cuba, Bolivia, Sudan, and Venezuela voting against it. Finance structures would be created and funded by developed countries, encouraging developing countries and emerging economies to minimize future emissions and adapt to future effects of climate change. All agreements would be legally binding, and would be subject to independent verification. by Jack Rosebro.

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Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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This article discusses: (a) why the focus should have been on the transfer of proven renewable energy technology from developed to developing countries; and (b) how this technology transfer can be financed with currently available funds. But starting to raise immediate finance is more important than determining its exact future size. Other transaction costs include the search of partners, the drafting of contracts, legal assistance, etc. Perspective by Brian J.

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