2013 Warsaw Climate Change Conference: international negotiations seek to raise ambition to combat climate change

By Andrew B Schatz and Katrina A Hochstetler

International climate change negotiations are now under way at the 2013 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, aiming to lay the groundwork for a new, universal climate change agreement scheduled for adoption in 2015 and to raise ambition to combat climate change before 2020.

DLA Piper lawyers from Europe and the US are participating in the negotiations, representing the country of Georgia at the climate conference. This is their on-the-ground report about the ongoing talks.

In 1992, 192 nations signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and pledged to consider co-operative measures to limit average global temperature increases and the resulting climate change and to cope with its inevitable impacts…

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