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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2010-12-09

Cancun climate talks - curbing expectations?

We're told it's the biggest threat to humanity today and that hundreds of millions of people are at risk from its effects. So why have so few world leaders turned up to talks on climate change in Cancun this Tuesday? NGOs and environmentalists are pleading with those that did attend not to miss this opportunity for a global deal, but the will to compromise has been severely hit by the economic crisis and expectations for a breakthrough at this round of talks are low.

A debate with Laura Baines and guests:

Michel PETIT, Former IPCC Bureau
Pr Kevin ANDERSON, Tyndall Center for Climate Change Research (by phone from Manchester)
Denis LOYER, Climate Change adviser to the French Development Agency (AFD) and Member of the French delegation (by satellite from Cancun)

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Programme prepared by Bilal Tarabey et Perrine Desplats

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2017-09-25 Kurdistan

Iraq's Kurds: Will referendum really lead to independence?

Polls have closed in Iraqi Kurdistan. Now that citizens have said "yes" to independence, what are they going to do with the result? President Massoud Barzani shrugged off...

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2017-09-21 independence

Confiscated vote? Escalation over banned Catalonia referendum

Authorities in Madrid have taken their standoff with Barcelona to a whole new level, raiding government offices, arresting Catalan cabinet members and confiscating 10 million...

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2017-09-20 Debate

Iran's rebuttal: Tehran answers Trump and Netanyahu

Call it rebuttal time. After Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu, it’s Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s turn to address the UN General Assembly. He criticised Trump’s "rogue...

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2017-09-18 Donald Trump

Trump goes to the UN: What role for the United States on the world stage?

As a candidate he spoke out against the United Nations, but today the US president is chairing a conference on reforming its institutions at the annual opening of the UN General...

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2017-09-14 Debate

Vote or no vote? Escalating row over Catalan independence

Put football rivalry jokes aside: the escalation between Barcelona and Madrid is no game. A sea of independence supporters turned out on Monday in Barcelona to support a second...

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