Thursday, 9 February 2012

Scrap climate treaty-making (but keep the nice biscuits a-coming)

I went to Durban and had a nice time. But I have no idea what was agreed, and neither did anyone else. I watched one group debate whether 'sea grass' should be included in the marine life annex, at which point I began to ponder alternative methods.

As part of our report for the Durban summit, I asked a few dissidents whether we should abandon the whole enterprise of treaty-making since, 20 years in, we've only come up with a few vague 'frameworks', 'road maps' or, even worse 'dialogue'. Here are their responses.