From Kyoto to Copenhagen to Cancun to Rangoon: Successes and Failures in International Climate Negotiations Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

In 1992, the (UN), the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, urged UN member states to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in order to limit global warming and climate change. In 1997, international negotiations created the Kyoto Protocol, in which the 160 signatories agreed to achieve specific reductions in the period from 2008 to 2012. Although the total commitment is to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases to a level 5.2 percent below the 1990 level, nations committed various reductions percent. Each signatory will determine how he would achieve his goal, and no punishment threatened those who can not achieve their goal. By 2001, when it came time to ratify the treaty, the various loans were made, some countries for "carbon sinks", in particular for existing forests. Even with such concessions, the United States refused to sign, as well as in most developing countries. The Kyoto Protocol went into a very different rates in different countries. International negotiations in Copenhagen in 2009 and Cancun in 2010, attempted to add clarity to the intent signed. However, many important details have not yet been resolved. Future talks in Rangoon and other countries will be necessary. "Hide
by David W. Conklin, Daniel Cadieux 5 pages. Publication date: April 20, 2011. Prod. #: W11060-PDF-ENG

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