Patrick Bond and Michael Dorsey

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The UN’s Clean Development Mechanism is ‘neither reducing emissions nor securing its promised sustainable development,’ write Patrick Bond and Michael Dorsey. COP17 must rethink how to compensate the victims of climate change.

The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) will be held in Johannesburg beginning on August 24, proceeded by various civil society conferences and events. Its purported aim is to find a common international discourse, strategies and tactics that allow governments, business and civil society to eradicate poverty, end unsustainable patterns of consumption and production, and combat environmental degradation. But will it flop?

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