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The Scouting Report: President Obama and the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference

President Barack Obama will join world leaders and scientists from over nearly 200 nations in Copenhagen for the fifteenth United Nations Conference on Climate Change. Although a binding, international climate change agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol is an unlikely outcome, the nations attending the Copenhagen conference will discuss near-term solutions including emissions-reduction targets, as well as short-term financial help for developing nations managing the climatic effects of industrialization.

On Wednesday, December 9, Kemal Derviş, vice president and director of Global Economy and Development at Brookings, was on hand to answer your questions about the summit in Copenhagen and President Obama’s plans to tackle climate change. Fred Barbash, Politico senior editor, moderated the discussion. 

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