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Guardian guide to the Durban deal
Two hours later the 16-day talks were effectively over, with a commitment by all countries to accept binding emission cuts by 2020. As part of the package of measures agreed, a new climate fund will be set up, carbon markets will be expanded and countries will be able to earn money by protecting forests.
Why it’s news: Why Durban is different to climate change agreements of the past (Q&A)
A last-minute compromise at Durban meant the new phase of negotiations about to start should be “a protocol, a legal instrument or an agreed outcome with legal force”. The latter is the weakest option, but according to the EU it will effectively mean countries are legally bound.
What it means: Climate deal: A guarantee our children will be worse off than us (at Damian Carrington’s Environment Blog)
Getting 194 nations to agree on anything with legal force, as happened in Durban, is an achievement, as is the rejection of the alluring calls to abandon the UN as the place to solve this global problem.
But the brutal truth is that our leaders lack the political will to do what is necessary. The delay in Durban means politicians have deepened our titanic environmental overdraft.
AO added me to this listserv.
Interesting/controversial article about U.S/Pakistani relations. Unbelievably long but conversely pretty in depth (though perhaps a bit one-sided as you may have gleaned from its title).
Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia served as the Viceregal of Canada in 1911, whilst her husband served as the Governor General of Canada.
Her daughter, Princess Patricia of Connaught, was named Colonel in Chief of one of the three main regiments of the Canadian Forces, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, commonly known as Patricia’s. It was started in 1914, and it’s still there presently.
Majors, minors, coordinators, professors... and all that jazz.
I’ve been meeting with my advisor and political studies professors and international relations coordinators, just trying to figure out how to do this major with Pomona.
The cool thing about the 5Cs is that you can major in any major at any of the colleges. So I’m doing international relations through Pomona College. It’s kind of sad, because it has so many requirements, but I’ve figured out how to do it, and the coordinator even says that my Global Politics course will count as a prerequisite for the major (PERFECT). I’m really excited because I’m feeling like I have a clear goal now and that I can get everything done and things are going to work out.
SO HOORAY on that.
Course registration is coming up in 9 days (WOW) and I’m stressing about that now. I’m sure I’ll post more about it as it comes along.
Ta ta for now, everyone!