Countering Copenhagen carbon with kilns

The World

With luminaries flying in from all over the world, the carbon footprint of the Copenhagen summit had worried the Danish government …but they’ve come up with a surprising way of making the summit carbon-neutral. The Danes are contributing about $1 million into a project to replace 20 traditional brick kilns with energy efficient ones, thousands of miles away in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Denmark says the scheme will cut 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year, offsetting the fuel spent by the 15,000 delegates’ flights to Copenhagen. We talk with the BBC’s Mark Dummett from Dhaka to find out more about the program.

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