Climate Fallacies at Cancun

Tonak, Ali
March 2011
Chain Reaction;Mar2011, Issue 111, p37
The article highlights the United Nations (UN) Conference of the Parties (COP16) on the climate in December 2010 in Cancun, Mexico and looks at the failure of the participants of the protests to break out some of the constraining aspects of climate politics. It says that in the months leading up to the event, there was a developing trend within the international climate justice movement to rebrand all environmental efforts in terms of climate change. The author says that the event was a great opportunity to form a more holistic understanding of ecology.


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