The Rules of Copenaghen. Climate Agreements, Forests and North-South Cooperation
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This article underscores the importance of the current international negotiations on climate change not only from an environmental viewpoint, but also from the perspective of global security and North-South cooperation. It sketches the structure of the negotiations and touches upon their legal complexity, focusing on forest-related questions. It concludes with the identification of the possible legal outcomes of the negotiations on a post-2012 international regime on climate change, indicating that negotiations are likely to continue beyond 2009.