The Seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change was held in Durban, South Africa, November 28–December 9, 2012. The Harvard Project has selected research and insights from its library relevant to the deliberations of the parties.
Harvard Project Director Robert Stavins offers his analysis of COP 17 in An Economic View of the Environment blog post. Read "Assessing the Climate Talks—Did Durban Succeed?" here: http://www.robertstavinsblog.org/2011/12/12/assessing-the-climate-talks-did-durban-succeed/
Stavins focuses on the third outcome of the talks—the "Durban Platform for Enhanced Action"—in another blog post. Read "The Platform Opens a Window: An Unambiguous Consequence of the Durban Climate Talks" here: http://www.robertstavinsblog.org/2012/01/01/the-platform-opens-a-window-an-unambiguous-consequence-of-the-durban-climate-talks/
Stavins further elaborates on the Durban Platform in "If the Durban Platform Opened a Window, Will India and China Close It?" here: http://www.robertstavinsblog.org/2012/03/16/if-the-durban-platform-opened-a-window-will-india-and-china-close-it/