DURBAN: 50 varieties of negotiation

At the halfway mark, two potential outcomes are beginning to emerge at COP17: a Copenhagen-style crisis – courtesy, mainly, of the USA; or a Bali-style breakthrough, driven by China.

The Durban climate talks have passed the halfway mark – and the scale of the task ahead is clear. More than 50 separate items are in the balance in two parallel negotiating tracks. We believe there is potential for a deal to be done, but this will require compromise from the two 'carbon giants' – the USA and China – which may be difficult to achieve.

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