'Meaningful' accord seen as insufficient
- Richard Core | Dec 18, 2009 4:36 PM
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A “meaningful agreement” was declared to have been reached as the conference wrapped up, but an unnamed U.S. official involved in the talks was quoted as saying the accord is not sufficient to combat the threat of global warming. Marketplace’s Stephen Beard talked with Kai Ryssdal about what the agreement entails and what happens next.
Regardless of the outcome, all the players will be dealing with one major concern that isn’t going away. Sam Eaton explained on today’s Marketplace.
Watch President Obama’s press conference after announcement of the agreement on the Associated Press Web site.
Here’s a draft of the Copenhagen Accord. (PDF)
Marketplace reporters Sam Eaton and Stephen Beard are in Copenhagen, covering the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Angela Kim and Ben Adair at the Marketplace Sustainability Desk and Online Editor Richard Core are also posting updates and links to other coverage.
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