Accession Number : ADA512781
Title : A U.S.-centric Chronology of the International Climate Change Negotiations
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
Personal Author(s) : Leggett, Jane A
Report Date : 07 Jan 2010
Pagination or Media Count : 14
Abstract : Under the 2007 Bali Action Plan, countries around the globe sought to reach a Copenhagen agreement in December 2009 on effective, feasible, and fair actions beyond 2012 to address risks of climate change driven by human-related emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG). The Copenhagen conference was beset by strong differences among countries, however, and (beyond technical decisions) achieved only mandates to continue negotiating toward the next Conference of the Parties (COP) to be held in Mexico City in December 2010. The COP also took note of (not adopting) a Copenhagen Accord,' agreed among the United States and additional countries (notably including China), which reflects compromises on some key actions.
Descriptors : *CLIMATE , *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS , *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS , GASES , GREENHOUSE EFFECT , MEXICO , CHINA , URBAN AREAS , DECISION MAKING , SYMPOSIA , UNITED STATES
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE