Fair and effective multilateralism in the post-Copenhagen climate negotiations

dc.contributor.authorWinkler, Harald
dc.contributor.authorBeaumont, Judy
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-01T10:35:51Z
dc.date.available2016-02-01T10:35:51Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.updated2016-02-01T09:01:43Z
dc.description.abstractCopenhagen failed to agree a new legal treaty, and fragmentation is now a possible scenario. What options exist for a fair and effective multilateralism that might bring about the next turning point? Possible changes are considered in the context of the ‘how, what, where and who’ of multilateral climate negotiations. Fair process is crucial to an acceptable outcome. In order to increase effectiveness, multilateralism may need to define contributions from smaller groups, on a representative basis. The functions of other fora must be to build common understanding, whereas decisions and agreements are negotiated under the UNFCCC and its instruments. Reorganization of work within the UNFCCC will need to enhance its catalytic role, including how it supports domestic action. A mix of processes is needed to speed up the pace of decision-making, combining well-established UN procedures with some innovative ideas including those from the theory and practice in other multilateral environmental agreements. A review in 2015 must increase ambition. We need to invest in the UNFCCC, which remains the only legitimate, fully inclusive forum. Only a legally binding agreement ensures that others also act (‘fair’) and a binding nature is the best assurance of implementation (‘effective’). Equity demands a fair and effective outcome.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationWinkler, H., & Beaumont, J. (2010). Fair and effective multilateralism in the post-Copenhagen climate negotiations. <i>Climate Policy</i>, http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16663en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationWinkler, Harald, and Judy Beaumont "Fair and effective multilateralism in the post-Copenhagen climate negotiations." <i>Climate Policy</i> (2010) http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16663en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationWinkler, H., & Beaumont, J. (2010). Fair and effective multilateralism in the post-Copenhagen climate negotiations. Climate Policy, 10(6), 638-654.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Journal Article AU - Winkler, Harald AU - Beaumont, Judy AB - Copenhagen failed to agree a new legal treaty, and fragmentation is now a possible scenario. What options exist for a fair and effective multilateralism that might bring about the next turning point? Possible changes are considered in the context of the ‘how, what, where and who’ of multilateral climate negotiations. Fair process is crucial to an acceptable outcome. In order to increase effectiveness, multilateralism may need to define contributions from smaller groups, on a representative basis. The functions of other fora must be to build common understanding, whereas decisions and agreements are negotiated under the UNFCCC and its instruments. Reorganization of work within the UNFCCC will need to enhance its catalytic role, including how it supports domestic action. A mix of processes is needed to speed up the pace of decision-making, combining well-established UN procedures with some innovative ideas including those from the theory and practice in other multilateral environmental agreements. A review in 2015 must increase ambition. We need to invest in the UNFCCC, which remains the only legitimate, fully inclusive forum. Only a legally binding agreement ensures that others also act (‘fair’) and a binding nature is the best assurance of implementation (‘effective’). Equity demands a fair and effective outcome. DA - 2010 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town J1 - Climate Policy LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2010 T1 - Fair and effective multilateralism in the post-Copenhagen climate negotiations TI - Fair and effective multilateralism in the post-Copenhagen climate negotiations UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16663 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/16663
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationWinkler H, Beaumont J. Fair and effective multilateralism in the post-Copenhagen climate negotiations. Climate Policy. 2010; http://hdl.handle.net/11427/16663.en_ZA
dc.languageengen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of Cape Townen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentEnergy Research Centreen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.sourceClimate Policyen_ZA
dc.source.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tcpo20/current
dc.subject.otherKyoto protocol
dc.subject.otherClimatic changes
dc.subject.otherGreenhouse gas mitigation
dc.titleFair and effective multilateralism in the post-Copenhagen climate negotiationsen_ZA
dc.typeJournal Articleen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsclimate negotiationsen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsCOP-15en_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsKyoto Protocolen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsmultilateralismen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordspost-Copenhagenen_ZA
uct.subject.keywordsUNFCCCen_ZA
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uct.type.publicationResearchen_ZA
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