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Preserving Past and Future: A Greenpeace balloon next to Chichen Itza ruins in Mexico prior to Canun climate conference.

Photo by AP Photo/Israel Leal

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Stavins Notes Successes of Cancun Climate Meetings

    Author:
  • Tyler Gumpright
| Spring 2011

The Cancun Agreements are notable in that emissions mitigation targets were set for some 80 countries, including all the major economies, and the world’s largest emitters (among them China, the United States, the Euro­pean Union, India, and Brazil) have signed up for targets and actions to reduce emissions by 2020, according to Robert Stavins.