Climate Policy


29 December 2007

Inconvenient Truths Produce Hard Realities: Notes from Bali

Navroz K Dubash


In the compromise road map for future climate change negotiations that was drawn up at Bali, the urgency suggested by science was lost. There are yet positives in that the US remains in the negotiating process and the principle of ‚Äúcommon but differentiated responsibilities‚ÄĚ of the developing countries has been maintained. India needs to now ask itself if it should hold on to a defensive national stance on climate or if the time is right to develop and implement creative national policies, and then articulate an international negotiating position around these policies.

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