IIER logo In December 2009, the 15th Annual UN Climate Change Conference ended without a globally bin­ding agreement to reduce green­house gas emissions. The outcomes from the 2010 talks in Cancún were equally non-committing. Among the reasons for these failures were concerns of emerging na­tions such as In­dia and China that limits on carbon-dio­xide emissions would impair their ability to fur­ther grow their economies. Given the evi­dence we outline below, they pro­bably have a valid point.
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