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From Warsaw to Lima

Since 1992, countries have converged annually to discuss and negotiate strategies to reduce global emissions of green house gases and tackle climate change. The lack of significant results and commitments by the main polluting parties throughout these years has evidenced the structural barriers of the negotiating process: an inflexible division of the world into developed and developing countries. Peru, as the host for the next COP, will need to face this challenge in the pursuit of an ambitious climate agreement by 2015. This will also be a crucial opportunity for Latin America to influence the agenda, pressing for a new vision of development that links its successful poverty alleviation policies with strategies to secure a transition to low-carbon economies.

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