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Climate Watch in Copenhagen

Blogging the Conference

Dec 19, 2009

1.5 Degrees (Celsius) of Separation

Season's Greetings from Copenhagen: Even the reindeer were well represented.

Dec 18, 2009

After All That, Disappointment in ?Hopenhagen?

President Obama hangs around Copenhagen long enough to squeeze out a climate accord--of sorts.

Dec 17, 2009


Our correspondent checks in to Copenhagen's "Hotel California." But he was able to leave.

Dec 16, 2009

Aboard the Roller Coaster in Copenhagen

In Copenhagen, an agreement to curb global deforestation is either closer or more distant, depending on what time it is.

Dec 15, 2009

Schwarzenegger?s Speech in Copenhagen

California's governor takes a message to Copenhagen: We're already on it.

Dec 14, 2009

The Schwarzenegger Solution: R20

Borrowing from the "G-20" concept of international planning and cooperation, California's governor opens his own clubhouse.

Dec 13, 2009

Schwarzenegger to Rally Subnationals

When he takes the stage at the UN climate conference in Copenhagen on Tuesday, California's governor will make the case for climate action by the rising tide of "subnational" actors.

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The California Report | Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 8:50 AM

Long Beach Budget Squeezed by Falling Oil Prices

Seven straight months of falling oil prices and cheaper gas is great news for motorists. But some cities across the state are getting squeezed by falling oil prices.

Forum | Monday, Nov 29, 2010, 9:30 AM

Cancun Climate Summit

This week, scores of world and environmental leaders are gathering in Cancun, Mexico for the U.N. Climate Change Conference. But expectations are low for the 16th annual gathering. We talk with climate experts about where progress is being made, and what this year's gathering is likely to produce.

The California Report | Friday, Dec 18, 2009, 4:30 PM

Will the Copenhagen Agreement Be Enough?

Today's last-minute, non-binding agreement in Copenhagen was described as an "unprecedented breakthrough" by President Obama. But how do the Californians at the conference feel about it?

Forum | Friday, Dec 18, 2009, 9:00 AM

The Copenhagen Summit: Lowered Expectations

President Obama is scheduled to speak at the Copenhagen climate summit on today. Discussions have bogged down over issues such as how much industrialized nations should pay developing countries to help reduce greenhouse gasses, and monitoring emissions cuts by individual nations. We talk with reporters and an atmospheric scientist about lowered expectations from the climate summit.

The California Report | Friday, Dec 18, 2009, 8:50 AM

Californians Join the Global Discussion on Climate Change

California doesn't have official "delegation" status at the UN climate summit -- you have to be a country to get that -- but that doesn't mean that Californians haven't left their mark on the event.

Radio Specials | Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009, 8:00 PM

Climate One in Copenhagen (A Commonwealth Club Special Program)

While global climate talks inch forward, how can states, companies and others keep driving toward a low carbon future? What are states and provinces doing to get an edge in the new green economy? What are clean tech companies looking for, and what are the policies and technologies Europe is betting on? The program presents a special broadcast addressing these questions and more, from the U.N. Climate One Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. The program will be moderated by Greg Dalton, founder of Climate One.

KQED News | Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009, 5:30 PM

Schwarzenegger in Copenhagen / Wells Fargo Stock Sale

Governor Schwarzenegger addressed the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen early this morning, promoting the idea that even the smallest local governments can help slow global warming. KQED's Rob Schmitz explains from Copenhagen. Also, San Francisco-based Wells Fargo held a stock sale today to help pay off its $25 billion federal bailout loan. What does that repayment mean for Wells Fargo's customers?

The California Report | Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009, 8:50 AM

Governor Promotes Subnational Strategy

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered a speech before the Copenhagen climate summit today, touting California's "subnational" approach and urging other cities, states, provinces and regions of the world to set their own climate standards.

The California Report | Monday, Dec 14, 2009, 8:50 AM

Is AB 32 Something to Brag About?

Almost anywhere in the world, if you ask people who's leading the way in the fight against climate change, they'll point to California. Tuesday, Governor Schwarzenegger will try to leverage that reputation when he speaks to the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen. But here at home, the applause for the California Global Warming Solutions Act isn't exactly unanimous.

The California Report | Monday, Dec 14, 2009, 8:50 AM

Demonstrations Take Center Stage During Copenhagen Climate Talks

We check in with Rob Schmitz at the Copenhagen climate summit about the protest activity over the weekend and California's role in the coming week's discussions.


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