U.S. Watches as Kyoto Accords Take Effect

The Kyoto Treaty on greenhouse gases goes into effect this week in 180 countries around the world — but not for the United States. U.S. officials have opted out. We look at what's in it for countries that are part of the pact and what, if anything, U.S. companies might miss out on.

Guests:

Richard Harris, NPR Science correspondent

Eileen Claussen, Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Robert Stavins, professor of business and government, Harvard University; article in this month's Milken Institute Review: "Beyond Kyoto: Getting Serious About Climate Change." ; author, Economics of the Environment

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