Mark Brooks is an independent journalist based in Montreal. He posts commentary and interviews on environmental and economics issues at markbrooks.ca.
The battle for the atmosphere
December 2009’s Copenhagen climate summit fell far short of expectations. Explanations for the failure to reach a legally binding, fair and ambitious agreement to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions are legion but, in the end, the summit produced little more than the hastily negotiated Copenhagen Accord, a face-saving effort that does not commit nations to any binding emission reduction targets.