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Focus Climate Talks on Energy Rights, Not Emissions
November 16, 2009
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.