J. Thiagarajan, November 18,2013
As the next round of climate negotiations opens in the Polish capital of Warsaw, there is generally no expectation of any dramatic developments. This nineteenth Conference of Parties (COP 19) of the United Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) is not the deadline for any particular piece of negotiations to be finalised, finished or simply wound up. However despite the absence of such deadlines, there are a number of significant issues on the agenda. Of these the most important is the further steps in taking forward the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action, that was announced at the climate negotiations at Durban, South Africa, two years ago.
Vijay Prashad, Courtesy: Third World Network, August 5, 2013
The BRICS bloc wants to translate its new economic gains into political power, particularly by asserting itself as a leader for a new development dialogue, says Vijay Prashad.
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