The Copenhagen Climate Conference



  • Agreement reached at climate summit
    A "meaningful agreement" was reached as the UN climate conference wrapped up. European correspondent Stephen Beard talks with Kai Ryssdal about what that agreement entails and what happens next.December 18, 2009
  • A climate of survival vs. self-interest
    Regardless of the outcome from the climate conference in Copenhagen, all the players there will be dealing with one major concern that isn't going away. Sam Eaton explains.December 18, 2009
  • Obama: Any deal needs transparency
    Speaking at the U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen, U.S. President Barack Obama insisted any agreement made by countries needed to include transparency. But is a deal close? Stave Chiotakis talks with Marketplace's Stephen Beard.December 18, 2009
  • Mayors watch climate change locally
    While nations are still trying to agree on how to cut emissions, many cities are already taking action. Bill Radke talks to Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels about what the U.S. Conference of Mayors is hoping to accomplish in Copenhagen.December 18, 2009
  • High stakes in climate deal decision
    World leaders are gathering in Copenhagen for the final day of the UN climate summit. John Dimsdale reports on how the conference is playing in the U.S.December 17, 2009
  • U.S. backs $100 billion climate fund
    At the U.N. climate change summit, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the U.S. is ready to give long-term financial aid to poor countries for climate change. But there's a catch. Bill Radke talks with Marketplace's Stephen Beard.December 17, 2009
  • Biz looks for signals from Copenhagen
    Laurent Corbier, chair of the International Chamber of Commerce and VP of sustainable development at energy firm Areva, talks with Kai Ryssdal about investment and climate-change policy.December 17, 2009
  • Summit gives protesters cold shoulder
    Protesters at the Copenhagen summit are being met with riot police and tear gas as they try to represent a voice they say isn't being heard in the Bella Center. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Sam Eaton, who is at the scene.December 16, 2009
  • Why BP is scaling back on renewables
    Britain's BP invested more than $1 billion in renewable energies last year, but this year its investment will drop significantly. Bill Radke talks with BP's Howard Chase about what could turn that decision around.December 16, 2009
  • Corporations' hopes for Copenhagen
    How can addressing environmental issues benefit a company's bottom line? Steve Chiotakis poses the question to Ann Condon, Director and Counsel for General Electric's Environmental, Health and Safety programs.December 17, 2009
  • Copenhagen conference president quits
    The president of the Copenhagen conference has suddenly resigned. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about why the move on is a bad sign for summit negotiations.December 16, 2009
  • Heavy taxes fuel Danes' clean economy
    Denmark is far ahead of the U.S. in moving to a clean economy. Sam Eaton reports on the sacrifice the Danes are making to build a low-carbon future.December 16, 2009
  • China, U.S. at odds over cutting carbon
    The U.S. and China are the world's largest emitters of heat-trapping gases. But they have big disagreements about how much carbon to cut and who should pay for it. Scott Tong reports.December 16, 2009
  • Deadlock at Copenhagen conference
    At the UN climate conference, negotiations are crawling along as protesters take to the streets. Stephen Beard talks with Kai Ryssdal about what's going on in Copenhagen.December 16, 2009
  • Poor delegates struggle in Copenhagen
    At the Copenhagen climate conference, some delegates are living the high life. But not all. Delegates from poorer countries are finding it tough just coping in Copenhagen. Stephen Beard reports.December 15, 2009
  • Corporations lost in Copenhagen clamor
    Reporter Sam Eaton talks with Kai Ryssdal about why corporate leaders are in Copenhagen, and what the mood is like at the conference during its last days.December 15, 2009
  • Countries close to deforestation pact
    Though money issues have created a chasm between rich and poor countries at the Copenhagen summit, groups are close to an agreement on incentives to control unfettered logging. Bill Radke gets more details from Marketplace's Stephen Beard.December 15, 2009
  • Copenhagen delegates walk out of talks
    A group of African delegates walked out of talks today at the U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen as pressure mounts to reach an agreement. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard.December 14, 2009
  • Changing climate means changing risk
    Reinsurers are looking at climate change by determining how changing environment affects covered areas and properties. Steve Chiotakis talks to David Bresch of Swiss Reinsurance Company, who is tackling the issue at the Copenhagen summit.December 15, 2009
  • What makes climate deal so hard to do?
    A standoff between developing nations and rich countries brought talks to a halt in Copenhagen. Sam Eaton reports on where the money for a climate treaty is going to come from.December 14, 2009
  • The atmosphere at Copenhagen
    There's more going on at the Copenhagen climate conference than delegates sitting around talking about climate policy. European correspondent Stephen Beard discusses the details with Kai Ryssdal.December 10, 2009
  • Responding to climate change disasters
    The Red Cross is taking a proactive approach to climate change by setting up a crisis center focused on disaster prevention. Bill Radke talks to Madeleen Helmer, the head of the center, about the program and the Red Cross's hope for Copenhagen.December 14, 2009
  • Reinventing cities critical to climate
    Most of the hard work building a low-carbon economy and lifestyle is going to be done in local communities. Commentator Alex Steffen says more than ever, acting globally means acting locally.December 11, 2009
  • Gore: Climate fix can be economic boon
    Al Gore talks with Kai Ryssdal about what it will take to get nations and businesses to change to a low-carbon economy, and what they stand to gain from it.December 9, 2009
  • Tuvalu puts up fight for climate change
    The island nation of Tuvalu wants any deal at the Copenhagen climate conference to be binding. But that's not a position more populous developing nations support. Stephen Beard reports.December 9, 2009
  • Japan working toward fuel-cell reality
    Home fuel cells are becoming increasingly popular in Japan. The electricity generator cuts about a ton of carbon emissions from each household per year, but costs aren't reasonable for the average consumer -- yet. Rob Schmitz reports.December 8, 2009
  • Copenhagen stats are getting confusing
    With so many different carbon emissions figures floating around the Copenhagen climate change conference, it's easy to get thrown off. Stephen Beard tries to break it down.December 9, 2009
  • Copenhagen tackles airline emissions
    The aviation industry is facing pressure in Copenhagen over its carbon emissions. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard, who explains why it's a sensitive issue and what's concerning developing countries.December 8, 2009
  • Japanese ready for new C02 economy
    One country the rest of the world might look to for lessons on carbon control is Japan. When you look at emissions per GDP, Japan is the most energy-efficient country on the planet. Rob Schmitz reports.December 7, 2009

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