From the UN: Is a viable international deal on climate change & carbon emissions possible?

Jun 9, 2011

In recent years the devastating effects of global warming have become increasingly apparent: from the tsunami in Japan, to scorching droughts in Africa. The Kyoto Protocol, once referred to as an outdated failure, but now new calls for environmental reform are being made. The World Bank has recently agreed to fund the climate-change projects of 40 of the world’s largest cities. Will developing and established industrial nations be willing to trade current economic prosperity for future environmental health? Who will orchestrate such a deal, and what will be the new standards for carbon emissions? Join Patt for a conversation with Janos Paztor, executive secretary of the UN Secretary-Generals Global Sustainability Panel.

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