Global leaders met in Durban for the annual UN climate change summit known as COP17* which resulted in:
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David Derbyshire talks to Richard Gledhill, Jonathan Grant and Celine Herweijer from our Sustainability and Climate Change team about the outcome from the Durban Climate Change summit and what this will mean for business.
Members of our sustainability and climate change team were on the ground in Durban, and produced briefings and analysis throughout the summit. In particular, we asked the question “how binding is legally binding?”
* The short form of COP17/CMP7 stands for the 17th of Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and for the 7th Conference of the Parties which serves as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP). ‘Parties’ refers to all the countries that signed and ratified the international treaties, committing to observe and comply with their terms on international cooperation against climate change.