COP-15: Julian Morris blogs for Financial Times
Monday, December 7, 2009
FT Energy Source asks: What do you think the impact will be of US President Barack Obama’s decision to attend the summit at the end of the conference rather than the early stages?
Julian Morris responds:
"Over the past several months, Obama administration officials, their counterparts in the EU and several EU states (including Britain) have sought to persuade developing countries to commit to binding restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions. At present, it appears that while China and India in particular are committed to reducing the carbon intensity of production, they are not willing actually to limit emissions per se. This is likely to be the major stumbling block to a global agreement to limit emissions."
Read full response: http://blogs.ft.com/energy-source/2009/12/06/copenhagen-climate-experts-forum/