The impasse in the climate negotiations runs very deep, and is ultimately rooted in the nature and limits of the current development model. That said, there is a great deal that could be done to build momentum and prepare for the global emergency mobilisation that is needed. Up to this point, however, con!icts and tensions between the ‘North’ and the
‘South’ have held the negotiations in virtual stasis. These con!icts are longstanding, and will not be easily resolved. However, as the seriousness of the climate crisis becomes ever more obvious, it becomes equally obvious that a breakthrough is needed, that trust and cooperation are more important than ever.