COP 10: The Green Litigation Tango

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The greens are coming—they’re lawyered up and ready for a fight. And the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 10th Conference of the Parties (COP-10) in Buenos Aires provided a glimpse of what they’ve got in store.

At COP-10 on December 13, representatives from Iceland held a prime-time event announcing a study on Arctic warming. Featuring computer-predicted melting and pleas about the Arctic Inuit’s plight, the report was already a month old and well-spun through the media cycle. It took an event two nights later to bring this rehash into focus.