One Planet Debate, The [world Service]

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20091205

One Planet brings together 5 leading thinkers to debate the merits and possible outcomes of Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

One Planet brings together 5 leading thinkers to debate the merits and possible outcomes.

20091205

One Planet brings together 5 leading thinkers to debate the merits and possible outcomes of Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

One Planet brings together 5 leading thinkers to debate the merits and possible outcomes.

20091205

One Planet holds a special debate on the eve of the Copenhagen climate change conference.

It's a very special One Planet this week. On the eve of THAT summit in Copenhagen, Mike and the team travel to the Eden Project in South West England to hold a debate about climate change. A debate with professors, scientists, environmentalists and, well, plenty of other people with just as much to say about the subject.

Mike is joined on a stage in Eden's vast Mediterranean Dome by four prominent speakers on the topic of climate change. Just as important, there's also a live audience to voice opinions and objections. Plus guests in China, America and Zambia join in the debate - there's a whole range of time zones represented!

Yvo De Boer kicks off the discussion. He's the man charged with successfully negotiating a deal at Copenhagen - and he remains optimistic that the summit will merit a "full blown chapter" in the history books. He dismissed talk that any deal will be watered down to such an extent that it would deserve nothing more than a footnote in 21st Century history.

"I've never seen a moment in the past when climate change has been at the top of the agenda of every single world leader. I think it will be quite a bulky chapter."

Optimism from Mr De Boer - but what is the measure of success at Copenhagen? Come to think of it, do we want Copenhagen to succeed? Tune in and hear the arguments put forward by the panelists, audience members and those interviewees around the world. Global population, boring conferences and dead squirrels - it's a varied debate.

As ever, let us know what you think, email the team at oneplanet@bbc.com, and join in the discussion at our Facebook page - the link's below.

05/12/200920091206

One Planet brings together 5 leading thinkers to debate the merits and possible outcomes.

05/12/200920091206

One Planet brings together 5 leading thinkers to debate the merits and possible outcomes.

One Planet brings together 5 leading thinkers to debate the merits & possible outcomes.

05/12/200920091206

One Planet holds a special debate on the eve of the Copenhagen climate change conference.

It's a very special One Planet this week. On the eve of THAT summit in Copenhagen, Mike and the team travel to the Eden Project in South West England to hold a debate about climate change. A debate with professors, scientists, environmentalists and, well, plenty of other people with just as much to say about the subject.

Mike is joined on a stage in Eden's vast Mediterranean Dome by four prominent speakers on the topic of climate change. Just as important, there's also a live audience to voice opinions and objections. Plus guests in China, America and Zambia join in the debate - there's a whole range of time zones represented!

Yvo De Boer kicks off the discussion. He's the man charged with successfully negotiating a deal at Copenhagen - and he remains optimistic that the summit will merit a "full blown chapter" in the history books. He dismissed talk that any deal will be watered down to such an extent that it would deserve nothing more than a footnote in 21st Century history.

"I've never seen a moment in the past when climate change has been at the top of the agenda of every single world leader. I think it will be quite a bulky chapter."

Optimism from Mr De Boer - but what is the measure of success at Copenhagen? Come to think of it, do we want Copenhagen to succeed? Tune in and hear the arguments put forward by the panelists, audience members and those interviewees around the world. Global population, boring conferences and dead squirrels - it's a varied debate.

As ever, let us know what you think, email the team at oneplanet@bbc.com, and join in the discussion at our Facebook page - the link's below.