Cancun and the implications for UK climate change policy 2011

Jim Watson, Sussex Energy Group

Provides an overview of the Cancun climate negotiations and outcomes, highlighting positive outcomes and a number of issues that remain unresolved, linking back to the pledges made at Copenhagen by Annex 1 and developing countries. Discussion on the technology and finance aspects of the climate change talks includes technology transfer and its role within the innovation process and the potential role of Climate Technology Centres. The implications for the UK are set out in respect to the Climate Change Act, the provision of international finance, the impact of the recession and the need for demonstrating progress and competitiveness.

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