UN Officials Call for Climate Court, Reparations

UN Officials Call for Climate Court, Reparations
December 13, 2011

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)

United Nations climate talks in Durban, South Africa, have come to a close with no enforceable agreement to restrict carbon dioxide emissions. However, the parties did reach agreement on several general principles that will form the basis of future negotiations.

Lord Christopher Monckton, a former policy advisor to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, attended the Durban talks and has written a summary of what United Nations officials have proposed for future climate agreements. The proposals are frightening, with the United States required to hand over tens of billions of dollars each year as a form of reparations for past and present carbon dioxide emissions, and an international climate court to enforce mandatory carbon dioxide reductions and the payment of reparations and penalties.

Monckton’s article can be read in full here.

James M. Taylor

James M. Taylor is managing editor of Environment & Climate News, a national monthly... (read full bio)