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What Actually Happened At Cancun Climate Summit?

12/16/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Representatives from nearly 200 nations spent nearly two weeks at a United Nations climate conference in Cancun, Mexico, seeking a new agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. They finished last Friday with one concrete result: they will meet again next December in Durban, South Africa.

The Cancun conference was supposed to make progress toward a new emissions treaty with targets to be enforced by international treaty on all nations.

This treaty was supposed to replace the 1997 K...

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Battle Rages Over Indigenous Rights and REDD at Climate Talks listen

12/06/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The UN climate talks in Cancun are heating up this week with a clear division emerging on the issue of Forests and Indigenous Rights

WMNF´s Kelly Benjamin is at summit in Mexico and files this report.

You’re listening to the sound of a Machete held by a Mayan villager chopping the bark of off of a several hundred year old sapodilla or chicle tree … or as we would call it in the US, a bubble gum tree.

I'm about 4 hours south of Cancun in the jungle outside the Mayan vill...


Preview of UN Climate Summit in Cancun (part 2) listen

11/24/10 Kelly Benjamin
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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The 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference begins next week in Cancun, Mexico. WMNF’s Kelly Benjamin will bring us daily reports from Mexico on the progress towards an agreement at this year's summit. Today, we bring you part 2 of a special report on climate change and what we can expect from the United Nations process.

Last year's highly anticipated UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen resulted in the Copenhagen Accord, an agreement that began a process of creating climate cha...


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