Analysis: Accomplishments from Cancun are modest but important

12/12/2010 | Economist (free content), The

There weren't any breakthroughs at the U.N. climate-change conference in Cancun, Mexico, but efforts to deal with global warming gained ground and procedural improvements laid the foundation for further progress, according to The Economist. Chief among the accomplishments are a $100 billion annual fund by 2020 and a board to administer it. "The new board, programmes and institutions mean there is now more to the UN process than the flawed Kyoto protocol," the magazine notes.

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