Climate change requires us to move away from traditional thinking of sovereign states and boundaries, to cross-border cooperation and thinking of the commons and equitable sharing of ecological or carbon space. Such cooperation is needed not just across borders, among nations in a region and at global levels, but also within national borders at various scales and levels, as the impacts recognize no boundaries. And yet, what came out of Copenhagen is an accord which is not legally binding, a new climate grouping and, as argued by some, the shaping of a new political and economic order that reflects the new international economic realities and is considered strategic to make a difference to climate change because it brings in the reluctant superpower and the inflexible emerging powers.