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A Leadership of Twenty (L20) Within the UNFCCC: Establishing a Legitimate and Effective Regime to Improve Our Climate System

A Leadership of Twenty (L20) Within the UNFCCC: Establishing a Legitimate and Effective Regime to... Global Governance 15 (2009), 435-441 GLOBAL INSIGHTS A Leadership of Twenty (L20) Within the UNFCCC: Establishing a Legitimate and Effective Regime to Improve Our Climate System Jing Huang The North-South Gap on the Response to Climate Change Climate change has imposed an unprecedented threat to human security. The Bali Road Map (which includes the Bali Action Plan), adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2007, points out that the evidence of “warming of the climate system is unequivocal.” Therefore, the Road Map urges immediate global actions to reverse the current trend in climate change because any delay in doing so “significantly . . . increases the risk of more severe climate change impacts.” Despite growing global convergence on the urgency for actions on the cli- mate change issue, there is substantial divergence, especially between the de- veloped (North) and developing (South) countries, on how concrete actions––from emission standards to allocation targets, from financial arrange- ments to technology transfer, from industrial models to market development, and from adaptation plans to preservation of ecological systems––need to be taken to deal with this exacerbating problem. Beneath these differences are not only varied perceptions and explanations of the causes, and hence http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations Brill

A Leadership of Twenty (L20) Within the UNFCCC: Establishing a Legitimate and Effective Regime to Improve Our Climate System

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Brill
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Copyright © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1075-2846
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1942-6720
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10.1163/19426720-01504003
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Global Governance 15 (2009), 435-441 GLOBAL INSIGHTS A Leadership of Twenty (L20) Within the UNFCCC: Establishing a Legitimate and Effective Regime to Improve Our Climate System Jing Huang The North-South Gap on the Response to Climate Change Climate change has imposed an unprecedented threat to human security. The Bali Road Map (which includes the Bali Action Plan), adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference in December 2007, points out that the evidence of “warming of the climate system is unequivocal.” Therefore, the Road Map urges immediate global actions to reverse the current trend in climate change because any delay in doing so “significantly . . . increases the risk of more severe climate change impacts.” Despite growing global convergence on the urgency for actions on the cli- mate change issue, there is substantial divergence, especially between the de- veloped (North) and developing (South) countries, on how concrete actions––from emission standards to allocation targets, from financial arrange- ments to technology transfer, from industrial models to market development, and from adaptation plans to preservation of ecological systems––need to be taken to deal with this exacerbating problem. Beneath these differences are not only varied perceptions and explanations of the causes, and hence

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Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International OrganizationsBrill

Published: Aug 12, 2009

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