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


Scaling Back En Route to Copenhagen

About 53 days until COP15, and the word compromise is surfacing more and more in discussions around reaching an agreement in December. There…

October 15th. Blog Action Day. Join the Climate Change Discussion!

This Thursday, October 15th, marks the third annual Blog Action Day.  The yearly event unites bloggers from around the world to discuss a…

Bangkok Talks Conclude with Mixed Metaphors, Unfinished Business

In a statement released at the conclusion of the two-week session of climate talks in Bangkok, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer talked…

Road to Copenhagen: Bali to Bangkok

The “Road to Copenhagen” began on the Indonesian island of Bali at the COP13 climate conference in December of 2007. COP13 charted the intended…