Article
Negotiating With Someone Else's Money: Shifting the Responsibility for Climate Change Funding
Andrews Litigation Reporter (2009)
  • Richard Faulk
Abstract
Some people think that “Climategate” will ultimately undermine everything that the UN is attempting to resolve in Copenhagen, but that story is for a later column. The truth, however, is that the parties – all of whom profess agreement that man-made global warming is a reality – are doing a powerful job of self-destructing outside the scientific controversy. The divisive issue is, as expected, which nations will bear the costs necessary to deal with climate change, and how those costs will be apportioned. Judging from yesterday’s conflicts, it seems that even those who agree that the problem exists are in gridlock over financing its solution.
Keywords
  • climate change,
  • global warming,
  • Kyoto,
  • Copenhagen,
  • treaty
Disciplines
Publication Date
December 23, 2009
Citation Information
Richard Faulk. "Negotiating With Someone Else's Money: Shifting the Responsibility for Climate Change Funding" Andrews Litigation Reporter Vol. 30 Iss. 11 (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_faulk/32/