Death at Durban, Kyoto Killed?


Times Live reports:

Kyoto Protocol set to end in Durban

Durban is set to be the deathbed of the Kyoto Protocol as climate change negotiators are unlikely to renew it when they descend on South Africa next month for a meeting on its future.

Alf Wills, head of South Africa's climate change negotiating team, said the parties had three options:
  • To keep the protocol as it is or develop a new one which will be acceptable to the US and other developed countries;
  • Negotiate a new protocol acceptable to everyone, including the US; or
  • Reach a deadlock, which will imply the immediate end of the Kyoto Protocol.