Todd Stern Explains US Emissions Targets

Thomas Schueneman

The United States is often called to task for basing its emissions mitigation targets on 205 levels, instead of 1990 established by the UNFCCC.

At a press conference earlier this week, chief US negotiator at the COP15 climate conference focused his comments on how "only in the hermetically sealed world of climate negotiations" is the baseline year of 1990 "sacrosanct." Stern went on to explain that, when using different metrics than a 1990 reference year, the US commitment is equal to or better than that of the EU and other developed countries.

Read my full article published in Ecopolitology.


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