A good article from Brookings on the Bali conference on climate change.

Climate Change: Beyond Bali - David Sandalow

He says the three most important developments out of the Bali conference are:
  1. Developing countries stepped up to the table
  2. Deforestation's importance was recognized
  3. Adaptation's importance has increased with the recognition that some climatic change is inevitable
Increasing the resilience of communities in preparation for climate change should increase their resilience for other shocks as well, such as terrorism or economic crises, much the way redundant networks implemented for the Y2K problem helped the stock markets on 9/11.

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