In The Field

Climate War Game: The world’s largest polluters meet…

3:30 p.m.

The four country teams technically have less than an hour to complete their negotiating positions, and they are now in a frenzy of negotiations. Nothing concrete came of the India-China talks, although both appear to be pushing for technology transfer and consideration of historical or per-capita emissions – methods of calculating emissions that leave considerable room for growth in the developing world.

The US team first sought talks with China (which delayed in order to speak with the European Union first) and then met with the rest of the world. China and Europe were able to agree on the need for technology transfer, although Chinese negotiators had to press Europe repeatedly on what, exactly, that means. But at long last, China and the United States, the world’s largest energy users, are now in their first discussions. More to come…


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