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The Crucible of Common Sense: Real and Illusory Expectations in Copenhagen
Andrews Litigation Reporter (2009)
  • Richard Faulk
Abstract
The agenda is set for the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen – but few attendees expect substantial progress.. As most students of international diplomacy know, leaders seldom risk valuable political capital on meeting that are expected to be unproductive. As a result, staff and other underlings strive to reach consensus so that, at the worst, some positive result can be declared. Now the consensus expectations are apparent, and predictably, they are far less promising than many delegates hoped.
Keywords
  • climate change,
  • global warming,
  • Copenhagen,
  • Kyoto,
  • treaty
Disciplines
Publication Date
December 9, 2009
Citation Information
Richard Faulk. "The Crucible of Common Sense: Real and Illusory Expectations in Copenhagen" Andrews Litigation Reporter Vol. 30 Iss. 10 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_faulk/30/