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Current Developments journal article

Camilla Bausch, Michael Mehling, Leonardo Massai, Andrea Hudson Campbell

Carbon & Climate Law Review, Volume 2 (2008), Issue 1, Page 11

logic – Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin/Washington, D.C. More than any previous year, 2007 saw momentum build for concerted international action on climate change. With a lively public debate and several highprofile events, global warming enjoyed unprecedented media attention and also a prominent place on the political agenda as the year came to an end. Against this backdrop, more than 10,000 participants convened in Bali, Indonesia, from 3 to 15 December 2007 for the 13th Conference of Parties to


Tracking down the Future Climate Regime – An Assessment of Current Negotiations under the U.N. journal article

Camilla Bausch, Michael Mehling

Carbon & Climate Law Review, Volume 1 (2007), Issue 1, Page 13

dynamic subject matter in a growing array of societal responses to environmental degradation. During this process, it has been literally promoted to a symbolic status, reflecting the many challenges humanity will face in reconciling continued development with the need to distribute environmental and economic burdens equitably across regions as well as generations. Environmental issues have rarely attracted as much attention as climate change does nowadays, with a series of influential documentaries1, reports2 and public events3 projecting


The European Union and Climate Change: Leading the Way towards a Post-2012 Regime? journal article

Michael Mehling, Leonardo Massai

Carbon & Climate Law Review, Volume 1 (2007), Issue 1, Page 8

ervers of past and current negotiations on international climate policy are likely to agree that the European Union1 has been a consistent advocate of stringent mitigation commitments, often calling for more ambitious climate efforts against strong resistance in several industrialised and developing countries. Going by its own statements, Europe has increasingly assumed the role of a climate leader, and is consciously fostering this perception both towards its Member States and in its relations with third states.2 Such leadership can manifest i


Current Developments journal article

Francesco Sindico, Leonardo Massai, Michael Mehling

Carbon & Climate Law Review, Volume 1 (2007), Issue 2, Page 8

, Guildford In past months, climate change has been debated at the United Nations (UN) headquarters on several occasions. The first occasion was at the Security Council, where a ministerial-level open debate on the relationship between energy, security and climate change was held in April.1 Following that debate, climate change was then brought up before the General Assembly from 31 July to 2 August in the Informal Thematic Debate on Climate Change as a Global Challenge.2 Broad and important issues, such as the linkage between climate and