COP20 is a Forum for Regional Green Policies Not Just Global Climate Targets

60f4ed6b-0009-4b23-8f77-725dfeb03801-620x37212.01.14 The Guardian
The 2014 UN climate conference begins today in Latin America, a region where climate change is already having substantial impacts. The summit in Lima will not just be a chance to agree global climate targets, but will also present the opportunity to discuss regional green policies.
But, as usual, the former will get most prominence. This is not surprising as by the next climate conference in Paris in late 2015, the deadline will be up for the international community to agree a new global treaty based on targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Following the recent US-China announcement to reduce carbon emissions, there seems to be greater encouragement for other nations to present their own specific commitments.

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