10 December 2010
I have been following the UN’s climate negotiations for twenty years and want to contribute to the debate by asking, do we need a completely different approach?
A shorter version is in the print (p.19) and online editions of the Age.
I gladly acknowledge those people who have generously shared their expertise and stimulated my thinking on climate law and international politics over the years: Danny Kennedy, Dr Deborah Z Cass, Professor Gerry Simpson, Senator Christine Milne, Fiona McLeod SC, John Hepburn, Professor Philippe Sands QC, Jane E Treleavan, Justice Alan Goldberg AO, Julian Burnside QC, Brian Walters SC, Philip Freeman, Emma Carmody and Paul Connor.
Do you think I am making a sound case? Is it too risky to undermine the UNFCCC and try something new? Is energy security a better basis for international law than climate risk?
Please contribute to the development of this thinking, by leaving your comments below.