What happens after the Paris climate talks?

Kai Ryssdal Dec 7, 2015
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What happens after the Paris climate talks?

Kai Ryssdal Dec 7, 2015
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At the Paris climate conference, the second and final week has begun. If we have a deal by Friday, countries will:

  • Formalize their individual pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions 
  • Promise to show their work and be transparent along the way 
  • Pay for poor countries to afford new energy sources 
  • Schedule future meetings to “ratchet up” ambition down the road and speed up a global energy transition

Pledging an overhaul in the world’s energy economy is one thing, but following through is a different story.

Marketplace Sustainability Correspondent Scott Tong explains.  

 

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