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Focus Climate Talks on Energy Rights, Not Emissions

November 16, 2009

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Climate talks in Copenhagen are now acknowledged to have failed before they began. CGD president Nancy Birdsall and senior fellow Arvind Subramanian, a columnist for India’s top financial daily, argue for a new way of thinking about climate fairness that focuses not on emissions cuts but on meeting developing countries’ energy needs in a climate-friendly manner.

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