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In global climate change fight, what can we learn from Kyoto?

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(Read caption) A miner shovels coal in mine in Xiahuayuan county in north China's Hebei province. The 1997 Kyoto Protocol did not induce the US, China, or India to cut emissions.

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The climate challenge drives home the interdependent realities of the 21st Century, and there have been some tough lessons learned since Kyoto. All of this ties in to energy issues that shape domestic politics and complex geopolitical realities.

To help us look into these issues and more we spoke with David Shorr. David is a program officer at the Stanley Foundation, though the views expressed are his own. He blogs at Democracy Arsenal and can be followed on Twitter @David_Shorr

In an exclusive interview with Oilprice.com, Shorr discusses:

•    Why a binding climate treaty poses problems
•    What we’ve learned since Kyoto
•    Why climate change financing is a key issue
•    Why climate change is a geopolitical issue
•    How Iran fits into the energy equation
•    Why the US is stuck over Syria
•    Why Afghanistan was the biggest recent US policy blunder

Interview by James Stafford of Oilprice.com

 
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