Jeffrey Frankel

Articles by Jeffrey Frankel

6 October 2009

The politically possible: How to achieve success in Copenhagen

Jeffrey Frankel

The clock is running out on preparations for the December climate change conference in Copenhagen. The meeting is supposed to negotiate the successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol. But negotiations have been blocked by a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. The United States is at loggerheads with the developing world, especially China--now the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases (GHG)--and India. Fortunately, there might be a way to break through this roadblock.