A Changing Climate


Kelly Sims Gallagher, associate professor of energy and environmental policy at The Fletcher School, was a recent guest blogger for Triple Crisis, a blog that seeks to start an open and global dialogue around financial, developmental and environmental crises.

Reflecting on the Cancún Climate Summit, Gallagher shares her thoughts on the process of the recent Cancun Agreements.

The Cancún process was extremely diffuse and disorderly.  Often there were literally dozens of parallel contact groups, informal negotiations, and plenary sessions being held in tandem.  Because there were so many concurrent streams of negotiations and no obvious centralized text and process, most negotiators were confused about what was going on, much less be able to productively link and trade off across issues.

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