This paper will focus on that cross-cutting objective: advancing development goals in a sustainable way, making the case that there are strategic interests for developing countries in addressing climate change while simultaneously addressing nationally defined development priorities. In doing so, the paper first frames the terms of discussion, arguing for international
support for such efforts. This sort of framing has not yet happened at the international level, though there is clearly broad agreement among the parties on the need for such an approach. The paper will then suggest a number of elements that might feature in an international approach to climate change that focuses on advancing development goals in a sustainable way, noting in each
case the relationship to and implications for the Bali mandate. The paper finishes by speculating on what those sorts of elements might mean for the shape of a post-2012 climate regime and the carbon market that might accompany it.