Daniel Hurst is a freelance journalist based in Tokyo, Japan. He is a former political correspondent for Guardian Australia and a former political reporter for Fairfax Media.
The retreat from whaling in the Antarctic marks a historic shift, but Japan has raised quotas in its own waters.
Vague timeframes and inadequate emission reduction targets leave plenty of wiggle room in Abe Shinzo’s claims to lead.
Negotiators look back at a landmark agreement and the climate of exhaustion that ensued.