COP15

The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly known as the Copenhagen Summit, was held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 7 December and 18 December. The conference included the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 5th Meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP 5) to the Kyoto Protocol. According to the Bali Road Map, a framework for climate change mitigation beyond 2012 was to be agreed there.

Here is our coverage of the conference. Look for more updates on our COP16 page in the near future

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COP15 & Schwarzenegger: “We Are The Climanators”

By Eban Goodstein, Director of The Bard Center for Environmental Policy Copenhagen, at an extraordinary confluence in human history. Amidst grey skies, wet…

A Basic Guide To Carbon

During the second week of COP15, it seems very appropriate, not to mention timely, to discuss all things carbon. Let’s start off with…
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Irish Bookmaker Taking Odds on CO2 Output, Disappearing Polar Bears

An Irish bookie is taking bets on just how much CO2 the planet will belch out next year, and let’s just say the…

Schwarzenegger at COP15: Business, Innovators, Entrepreneurs the “Real Solution”

This afternoon (Copenhagen time), California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the efforts of the scientist, entrepreneur, capitalist, innovator, and activist as the fundamental source of…

Obama at COP15: The Grand Deal and the Second Track

By Eban Goodstein, Director of The Bard Center for Environmental Policy – join Dir Goodstein on The National Climate Seminar call where he…

Copenhagen: A Week Is an Eternity and I’ve Been Here Forever

So you think you’re burned out on COP15… I’ve got a confession to make. I’m tired. I’m tired of the posturing, of the…

Bright Green Comes to Copenhagen

By Lee Barken, IT practice leader at Haskell & White, LLP Up the road from the COP15 Climate Conference and just outside of…

How Cisco’s Technology Helps Make the World More Sustainable

Cisco Systems bills itself as the leader in “networked sustainability,” and organizers, knowing teleconferencing would be an important element at the COP15 events,…

If You’re Feeling the COP15 Burnout, This Is the Satire for You

Don’t get me wrong, I am watching as eagerly as the rest of you. I’m thrilled that COP15 has garnered as much media…

“Leaked Text” Shows Movement in Climate Talks – Heavy Lifting Remains

The talk in the halls of the Bella Center this afternoon revolved around the so-called “leaked text” of  papers presented in plenary sessions…

FAO Program Promotes Low-Emission Farming

Not to be too outdone by their COP 15 colleagues grabbing the world’s attention this week in Copenhagen, the United Nations Food and…

International Chamber of Commerce: ‘We’re not with stupid’

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on Grist, and is posted with permission. By Jonathan Hiskes There is numbingly little news coming…
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New Poll: U.S. Supports Cap & Trade, Would Pay Extra to Reduce CO2

A new poll released today (PDF) demonstrates that over 60 percent of Americans recognize that the earth is getting warmer mostly because of…

UN Climate Chief Comments on EPA Endangerment Finding

In concert with the opening of the COP15 climate talks here in Copenhagen, the EPA finalized their endangerment finding on Monday that specifies…

Endgame: Understanding a Global Climate Imperative

More than 20 years ago, David Wirth, at the time a senior attorney at the NRDC, wrote about the imperative of climate protection…