2011 Durban Climate Change Conference

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, the nations of the world are struggling to address a problem that's racing far ahead of our response so far.   The UN process remains gridlocked on the big issue of hard commitments from major polluters like the US and China to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
But incremental progress may yet be made in Durban.
This week The World presents on-the-ground coverage of the conference as well as updates on some of the latest climate science and a special report from the Maldives, one of the countries most imminently threatened by rising sea levels.

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