Durban climate pact: what the experts say

COP17 talks have ended with an agreement that a treaty should be developed by 2015 that would bind countries to begin lowering greenhouse emissions by 2020. So is this a win?

After a fortnight of talks, The Durban Climate Change Conference has ended with an agreement that a treaty should be developed in the next three years that – starting from 2020 – would bind countries to lowering greenhouse emissions.

Responses added below.

Dr Russ Sinclair, Visiting Research Fellow, Ecology Evolution and Landscape Science, University of Adelaide

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