Why Copenhagen Matters
What happens during the UN climate conference in Copenhagen can change lives.
While a new Kyoto treaty isn’t expected, thanks in large part to the U.S. Senate’s inability to move climate legislation already approved in the House, experts expect the framework for an eventual deal will take shape.
What that deal looks like will ultimately affect how much Americans pay in their gas and electric bills, and how quickly the world cuts greenhouse gas emissions.
“It will set the stage for what’s to come,” said Divya Reddy, an energy policy analyst at the Eurasia Group, a political risk consultancy. “And that will translate into changes in lifestyle and energy costs.”Click here for reuse options!
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