The Cancun Climate Agreements: Reading the Text, Subtext and Tea Leaves

The Cancun Climate Agreements: Reading the Text, Subtext and Tea Leaves

International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 11 May 2011

The Cancun Agreements, hailed by Patricia Espinosa, Mexican Secretary of Foreign Affairs and President of the Cancun Conference, as launching ‘a new era of international cooperation on climate change,’ were concluded on 11 December 2010 to widespread acclaim. These agreements that will guide the climate negotiations for the foreseeable future represent another twist in the tale of the ongoing negotiations.

International and Comparative Law Quarterly Volume 60, Issue 2, pages: 499-519 (May 2011)