Gallery: COP16: Traffic Jams, Mired Talks, and Glimmers of Hope

 

The first week of talks is over at COP16 in Cancun, Mexico, and my brain is mushy. It’s not from margaritas — what’s spinning me around is the political web of the talks, the freakishly high stakes, and how long it takes to get to the conference from downtown Cancun. The logistics of the conference are both frustrating its progress and creating new dialogues, while the world waits with bated breath for real solutions that will stem the onset of catastrophic climate change. Read on for our exclusive report straight from Cancun!

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  1. World Bank to Fund Deve... December 9, 2010 at 11:02 am

    […] As COP16 in Cancun, Mexico winds down this week, and high hopes for a world-wide agreement on climate change fade once again, the World Bank has stepped up announcing just yesterday that it will fund carbon markets in developing nations. The pollution credit markets are widely recognized as a way to fund clean energy projects, in turn slowing the decimation of natural resources. While the COP16 conference was meant for the world’s richest nations to address how they would assist developing nations in a sustainable way, it looks like the World Bank tossed the fight and decided to go it alone – a wise decision considering the disappointing history of these meetings. […]

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