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Beyond Cancún: Market Opportunities Trump Multilateral Discourse

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  • Caio Koch Weser

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Despite low expectations, the UN climate change negotiations in Cancún made important progress thanks to decisive Mexican diplomacy and a renewed conviction that reducing emissions can drive green growth. Reflecting on the outcome of Cancún, two results clearly stand out: first, the collaborative and inclusive – yet decisive – approach by the Mexicans that gave multilateralism another chance; and second, a new narrative of emissions reductions as an important driver for green growth.

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  • Caio Koch Weser, 2011. "Beyond Cancún: Market Opportunities Trump Multilateral Discourse," Working Papers id:3483, eSocialSciences.
  • Handle: RePEc:ess:wpaper:id:3483
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    UN; climate change; cancun; emissions; gree growth; Maxican diplomacy; market opportunities; global warming; Copenhagen; developing countries;

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