The Durban Platform for Enhanced Action and Equity disagreement: Enough window for the future?

United Nations Environment Programme (16/10/2013)

PACJA Pre AMCEN Consultations At Durban, the Launch of the Durban Platform on Enhanced Action, a new negotiating process to develop a “protocol, another legal instrument, or agreed outcome with legal force”. The new agreement is scheduled to be adopted in 2015 and to take effect by 2020. Although many have interpreted this decision to mean “major emitters”, developed and developing alike, will be legally bound to cut greenhouse gas emissions cuts from 2020, others, have argued that the language is broad enough to permit other scenarios.