With political will, Cancun can mark climate progress

By 2050 there will be more than nine billion people on Earth. To accommodate this jump in population without stoking dangerous climate change, we have no choice but to complete the transition to a low-carbon global economy. That is what is at stake in the international negotiations on climate change, and that is why the forthcoming UN climate conference in Cancun is important.

Connie Hedegaard
Published: Wednesday, 12/01/2010 12:00 am EST

By 2050 there will be more than nine billion people on Earth. To accommodate this jump in population without stoking dangerous climate change, we have no choice but to complete the transition to a low-carbon global economy. That is what is at stake in the international negotiations on climate change, and that is why the forthcoming UN climate conference in Cancun is important.

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