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Copenhagen and Hyper-Capitalism

December 12, 2009 Leave a comment

By Walden Bello

Unless we re-think the export-oriented capitalism that’s causing all of our climate problems, the Copenhagen conference will be nothing more than a Band-Aid.

Beginning in the second week of December, representatives to the United Nations Climate Conference in Copenhagen will wrestle with the challenge of climate change. This week, influential actors in the World Trade Organization Seventh Ministerial Conference taking place in Geneva are trying to push for a conclusion to the nine-year-old Doha Round of trade negotiations.

The two meetings are at cross-purposes and their juxtaposition highlights a profound reality: The world has to choose between free trade and effective climate management. Read more…