Patt Morrison for October 1, 2009

Will the United Nations be anything more than a spectator?

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The United Nations has tried its best to be a motivating point for global action against climate change, but so far it has failed miserably to entice its most influential members into global climate deals.

The United Nations has tried its best to be a motivating point for global action against climate change, but so far it has failed miserably to entice its most influential members into global climate deals. With the latest international climate talks starting in two months in Copenhagen the UN will try, once again, to shove its biggest member countries (namely China and the U.S.) into agreeing to dramatic cuts to greenhouse gas emissions. Is it possible for the UN to be anything other than a spectator?

Guest:

Olav Kjørven, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Bureau for Development Policy at the United Nations Development Programme


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