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The new multilateralism of climate change

After Copenhagen, attention is moving away from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and towards a new climate multilateralism, one that more actively engages other global forums such as the G20, WTO and the Major Economies Forum alongside the UNFCCC. This requires a deft balancing of newly aligned geopolitical forces and continued investment in building fragile trust between developed and developing countries. It also requires continued policy reform at the domestic level, leading to real and internationally verified cuts in carbon pollution.

John Connor, Chief Executive Officer of the Climate Institute, discussed these issues at the Wednesday Lunch at Lowy on 31 March.

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