Last updated: 18 november, 2009 - 11:26 GMT

Climate connections: Copenhagen

The BBC at Copenhagen

The BBC is visiting eight areas of the world to find how people are preparing for climate change. BBC correspondent Matt McGrath reports from the Danish capital Copenhagen, where the international climate change conference is being held.

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BACKGROUND

Denmark portrays itself as the greenest of the green - an example for the world to follow.

This is the way, it says, to reduce carbon emissions, but still be rich.

But is this green experiment really working?

Between 1990 and 2006, the country enjoyed fixed price economic growth of 44%, while cut carbon emissions by 9%.

Even the conference centre for the Copenhagen climate change conference has its own wind turbine.

There are eco-friendly cities, cycle-lanes galore, a carbon-neutral island, 700 clean technology companies and ultra-green hotels.

But not everyone is convinced. Sceptics point to the loss of heavy industry and the expense of renewable energy - while the Danish taxpayer counts the financial cost.

The Climate Connection

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