Urgently-needed actions related to climate change may amount to the most difficult political transaction in the history of mankind. “Politics as usual” will not get the job done. A new mind-set is needed, particularly a focus on what can be accomplished immediately and on ethical responsibilities to future generations alike. “Those changes should entail, first and foremost, shifting from reliance on a cumbersome UN-led pursuit of a legally binding global treaty, on slow forward for 20 years, to a less formal process by which the US, the EU, China, and India form the core of an expanding circle of countries that will develop their energy policies and regulate their emissions in an increasingly coordinated fashion”.
|(CLIMATE CHANGE * WORLD GOVERNANCE)