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Inside the Climate Change Talks
First broadcast November 2007

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In this three part series Mike Williams dips into the delicate negotiations to find a successor to the Kyoto Protocol which expires in 2012.

Over a six month period he tracks international activity in the run up to the United Nations (UN) Summit this December in Bali.

He talks to coal miners in America, subsistence fishermen in the Caribbean, environmental protestors and the people who lobby Congress on behalf of big business to find out who is winning this battle of ideas.

Part Two: Islands - Victims of Climate Change

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The latest IPCC report identifies low lying island states as the victims of climate change, yet their emissions are negligible. These nations say they struggle to get their voices heard.

For them adaptation is the key - and who will pay for the social and economic impacts they are already seeing. They feel bullied and outflanked in the negotiating process.

Mike Williams tracks AOSIS, the Association of Small Island States as they plot their strategies for the UN talks. And we see how they fare at a preparatory UN meeting in Vienna in the summer as they make a passionate plea from the floor for a complacent world to save them.


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