"Who, when it comes crunch time, might walk away if they don't see the right deal?" asks Michael Levi referring to the climate change negotiations going on in Copenhagen.
We should not underestimate the importance of the European Union's committment to give about $10 Billion over three years in climate assistance to developing nations, writes Michael Levi.
With an eye on the numbers associated with emissions and climate change, Michael Levi writes that representatives at the Copenhagen conference ought to accept the United States' proposal for emissions cuts.
Michael Levi defends the so-called "Danish text," pointing out that its practical and important aspects are getting lost in the midst of all the controversy surrounding it.
Michael Levi comments what the EPA's recent classification of greenhouse gases as a pollutant means for the Copenhagen Conference.
Proposals that any carbon tax in developing countries which falls below the one in the developed countries should be offset through other means like border taxes spring from fears that have no basis in economic analysis, write Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya.
Amity Shlaes argues that by raising the cost of production, an environmental treaty at Copenhagen could hurt youth employment.
Total CEO Christophe de Margerie says energy companies need firm direction from governments on how they should invest long term and urges global leaders to consider energy security along with the environment.
The UN conference on climate change that begins December 7 in Copenhagen is supposed to produce new targets for emissions reductions, but experts say major countries are at odds on the ultimate goal of a new framework. This backgrounder looks at some of their positions.
Michael Levi lays out five stories that could have a significant impact on the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
Listen to CFR's Michael A. Levi discuss priorities and challenges facing the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, with students, as part of CFR's Academic Conference Call series.
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If the objective of climate change policies is to be achieved, within a generation the way in which
energy is produced and used will have to have changed totally, write Antony Froggatt and Michael Levi.
China's newly announced goal for cutting carbon intensity reflects important Chinese policy shifts of recent years, but fails to offer significant new measures to cut emissions, writes CFR's Michael Levi.
Considering that heads of state from across Europe and the Chinese Premier are all going to be at the Copenhagen Conference, President Obama is likely to be there too, writes Michael Levi.
Fatih Birol, chief economist and director of the office of the chief economist at the International Energy Agency, reports on the world energy market and the ways to combat climate change.
Watch Fatih Birol, chief economist and director of the office of the chief economist at the International Energy Agency, report on the world energy market and the ways to combat climate change.
Listen to Fatih Birol, chief economist and director of the office of the chief economist at the International Energy Agency, report on the world energy market and the ways to combat climate change.
Michael Levi proposes the creation of a new multilateral mechanism for climate policy review, so as to better evaluate the success understand the viability of the climate policies of both developing and developed nations.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
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