Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cancun: The Politics of Building Green

December 15, 2010 - In spite of some starting troubles, it turns out that the recently concluded climate-change talks at Cancun might well be a landmark event in the politics of sustainability. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has miraculously avoided the usual political blame game between developed and developing nations. The talks have ended in a near-unanimous agreement on climate change, including a commitment to reduce green house gas emissions and a fund to help vulnerable countries. But a network of 40 international environmental and business leaders, led by the Green Building Councils (GBCs), is calling for a closer look at how the built environment is implicated in the agreements at Cancun. {continued w/reference links}

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