January 26, 2020

Climate Issues; Crop Insurance; and the Arkansas Senate Race

Categories: Climate Change

Climate Issues: Copenhagen Accord-Background, Lawmaker Perspectives

Andrew C. Revkin and John M. Broder reported in yesterday’s New York Times that, “With the swift bang of a gavel on Saturday morning, a prolonged fight between nations small and large over an international pact to limit climate risks that was forged the night before by the United States and four partners came to a somewhat murky end.

The chairman of the climate treaty talks declared that the parties would ‘take note’ of the document, named the Copenhagen Accord, leaving open the question of whether this effort to curb greenhouse gases from the world’s major emitters would gain the full support of the 193 countries bound by the original, and largely failed, 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change.”