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After Copenhagen (Blog): What it Means for Industry, and Two Conspiracy Theories

7:23 AM MST | December 21, 2009 | Alex Scott

The climate accord agreed in Copenhagen on Saturday arguably will do little to protect the planet from anthropogenic climate change. As every face-saving politician that participated in the event will tell you (and there are quite a few of those), there is still much work to be done.   So what does it all mean for the chemicals industry? For a sector which saves three times as much CO2 as its products generate during production, the outcome at Copenhagen, predictable as it was, is nothing less than a huge opportunity lost.   As Steen Riisgaard, the CEO...

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