S-Space College of Law/Law School (법과대학/대학원) The Law Research Institute (법학연구소) Journal of Korean Law Journal of Korean Law Volume 12 Number 1/2 (2012)
The Road to Doha through Seoul: The Diplomatic and Legal Implications of the Pre-COP 18 Ministerial Meeting
- Lee, Jae-Hyup; Leitner, John M.; Chung, Minjung
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- BK 21 law
- Journal of Korean Law, Vol.12 No.1, pp. 55-81
- Climate change; Kyoto Protocol; Post-Kyoto, negotiation; COP 18; Durban Platform; green growth; low carbon development strategy; mitigation
- International climate change negotiations reached a critical crossroads in 2012. Facing the conclusion of the Kyoto Protocol and with no successor regime yet negotiated, nations have been compelled to re-engage in substantive and far-ranging discussions. The nation of Korea has distinguished itself in this process, in particular by hosting the final ministerial meeting prior to this year’ Conference of the Parties in Doha, Qatar. The Korean government’ willingness to lead has also been evidenced by Korea’ founding of the Global Green Growth Institute, a leading international organization in the area of environmentally responsible economic development, and Korea’ successful bid to host the Green Climate Fund secretariat. Korean diplomacy has aided in the consensus to extend the Kyoto Protocol and to continue efforts to implement a new climate change architecture by 2020.