About this film
The Story of Cap & Trade, released in December 2009, is a fast-paced, fact-filled look at the leading climate solution discussed at the Copenhagen 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Host Annie Leonard introduces the energy traders and Wall Street financiers at the heart of this scheme and reveals the “devils in the details” in current cap and trade proposals: free permits to big polluters, fake offsets and distraction from what’s really required to tackle the climate crisis. If you’ve heard about Cap & Trade, but aren’t sure how it works (or who benefits), this is the movie for you.
The Story of Cap & Trade was co-created and released by The Story of Stuff Project and Climate Justice Now!—an international network of climate justice advocates. The movie was produced by Free Range Studios.