"'Wild West' If Doha Climate Talks Fail"

"A collapse in upcoming global climate negotiations in Doha could lead to a 'wild west' approach to reducing carbon emissions, an Australian environmental think tank says."

"But Climate Institute deputy chief executive Erwin Jackson says Australia's recent in-principle decision to take on a second Kyoto commitment means the talks are now more likely to succeed.

The United Nations climate discussions will take place in Qatar in late November and early December.

Governments agreed last year to negotiate a legally binding agreement by 2015 covering all major polluting countries."

Julian Drape reports for the Australian Associated Press November 14, 2012.

Source: AAP, 11/15/2012