n Without Prejudice - Climate change negotiations as a source of legal dynamism : environmental law
|Article Title||Climate change negotiations as a source of legal dynamism : environmental law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Feb 2014|
|Pages||72 - 73|
Much of the rhetoric around the excruciatingly slow climate change negotiations gives the impression that the process is stuck in perpetual stasis. While there is some truth in this notion, caused largely by the fact that the negotiations are primarily driven by national rather than global interest, it is also true that the imperative to keep country parties at the negotiation table, and the compromises that this entails when the table seats virtually all of the world's nations, has resulted in the development and/or elaboration of certain of the principles of international environmental law.
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