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

COP15 Begins: Here Are the Solutions We Need Now

Today marks the start of UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, or COP15 as it’s widely known. A culmination of years of planning,…
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Why “ClimateGate” Is Irrelevant to Business

In case you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt been aware of a fiasco which emerged in the last few weeks…

See You in Copenhagen: Better Place’s Shai Agassi on Role of Cleantech

If the Copenhagen climate conference has managed to do anything (even before it begins), it has managed to divide. It has facilitated the…

The Importance of Being Earnest at COP 15

If it’s all about the money, and it usually is, then the future financial landscape for cleantech development hinges on the outcome of…
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The Story of Cap & Trade (Discussion Follows)

They’re at it again – the creative team who brought you the wildly popular Story of Stuff are following up with “The Story…

Studies Measure Climate Change’s Impact on Public Health

Just in time for the opening of the United National Climate Change conference in Copenhagen next week, the London-based medical journal The Lancet…
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Copenhagen: Why Bother?

With little more than a week to go before the start of the COP15 climate change conference in Copenhagen, the “Road to Copenhagen”…

Putting Deforestation into Focus at COP 15

Rainforest degradation is the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and robs one billion of the poorest people on Earth from their…

Obama Announces He Will Attend COP15 Climate Conference

The White House officially announced today that President Barack Obama will go to Copenhagen to attend the COP15 climate conference, a commitment Obama…
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EPA and GHGs: Ready, Set, Report

In the grand scheme of things, if neither next month’s Copenhagen summit on climate change or pending U.S. legislation on the same topic…

Avoiding COP15 Burnout with “Expectation Management”

“Climate change and climate policy in Europe and the U.S. – Opportunities and Challenges in the Run-up to the Copenhagen Summit and beyond”…

Why Copenhagen Could Be a Social Tipping Point

“The world is looking to the United States for measurable, verifiable action,” the New York Times’ Andrew Revkin declared on November 4 while…
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Hopenhagen: the Ultimate Cause Marketing Campaign

If you follow environmental issues, chances are you’ve come across the beautiful, inspiring Hopenhagen campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to draw…

Barcelona Climate Talks: Waiting for America

As the last round of “intersessional” climate talks before Copenhagen opened on Monday in Barcelona, all eyes were looking in the same direction…
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Facing Reality in Copenhagen

The days grow short and with it the time left to lay a foundation that leads to an international climate treaty to which…