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About this book
About this book
Foreword by Professor Michael J. Chadwick, Director of the Stockholm Environment Institute
Two years of intense and often dramatic negotiations culminated in the signing of a Framework Convention on Climate Change at the Earth Summit in 1992. This book reconstructs the dynamics of those negotiations, based on eye-witness accounts. The main contributors have been selected to reflect the perspectives of the most important interest groups and institutions involved in these negotiations and include the OECD, oil importing developing nations, private industry and NGOs.
Foreword Michael J. Chadwick; Part I. Background: 1. Visions of a changing world Irving M. Mintzer and J. A. Leonard; 2. Prologue to the Climate Change Convention Daniel Bodansky; Part II. Views from Within the Ring: 3. Exercising common but differentiated responsibility Delphine Borione and Jean Ripert; 4. The beginnings of an international climate law Ahmed Djoghlaf; 5. Constructive damage to the status quo Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Richard J. Kinley; 6. The climate change negotiations Chandrashekar Dasgupta; 7. A personal assessment Bo Kjellen; 8. The road to Rio Jose Goldemberg; 9. A failure of presidential leadership William A. Nitze; 10. Looking back to see forward Tariq Osman Hyder; Part III. The Outside Edges In: 11. Some comments on the INC process Hugh Faulkner; 12. A view from the ground up Atiq Rahman and Annie Roncerel; Part IV. Prospects for the Future: 13. Towards a winning climate coalition James K. Sebenius; 14. Visions of the past, lessons for the future Irving M. Mintzer and J. A. Leonard; Annex: The Framework Convention on Climate Change; Index.