Copenhagen 101

  • December 16, 2009

The fifteenth United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) takes place Copenhagen, Denmark, from December 7th to 18th, 2009. This meeting is significant because parties have been tasked with producing a new agreement in Copenhagen that will limit global greenhouse gas emissions when Kyoto commitments end in 2012. To avoid a gap between Kyoto emission reduction commitments and a new agreement, consensus on a new accord is absolutely necessary this year in Copenhagen. Roughly 15,000 attendees are expected at the Copenhagen COP, including government negotiating teams, media, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

View fact sheets (PDF) regarding the UNFCCC talks:

Copenhagen 101: Adaptation
Copenhagen 101: Climate Finance
Copenhagen 101: Mitigation
Copenhagen 101: Technology
International Provisions of U.S. Climate Change

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