Earth Summit Failures The lack of progress at the Earth Summit Plus Five meeting in New York has led many to question whether the United Nations is the right place for global environmental talks. The process used by the U-N takes into account every possible opinion. Many observers believe that makes it impossible to develop strong treaties on global climate change or to develop ways to enforcement agreed-upon rules to limit pollution. NPR's Ann Cooper explores some alternatives that are now being discussed.
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Earth Summit Failures

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Earth Summit Failures

Earth Summit Failures

Earth Summit Failures

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The lack of progress at the Earth Summit Plus Five meeting in New York has led many to question whether the United Nations is the right place for global environmental talks. The process used by the U-N takes into account every possible opinion. Many observers believe that makes it impossible to develop strong treaties on global climate change or to develop ways to enforcement agreed-upon rules to limit pollution. NPR's Ann Cooper explores some alternatives that are now being discussed.