COP15 High Drama – Climate Negotiators Prepare “Failure Speech” as Obama Arrives in Copenhagen

Speaking this week at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Dr. Jonathan Pershing, the Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, said negotiators and advisors were preparing for failure just as Air Force One was landing in Copenhagen on the final day of the COP15 climate conference. I was working with my delegation to draft what we could tell the…

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COP15 and the Copenhagen Accord – A Flawed Process, A Flawed Outcome

As the huge build-up and anticipation of the COP15 climate conference begins now to recede into history and the world peers down the road to Mexico City and COP16, I take stock of my own experience in Copenhagen and what I think of the process and result of the two-week climate negotiations. “On the brink of collapse” Every morning, as…

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Final COP15 Press Briefing from UNFCCC Climate Chief Yvo de Boer

Climate Change and the Copenhagen Accord

Non-Binding Copenhagen Accord

The non-binding Copenhagen Accord has been reached. The draft text of the Copenhagen Accord: The Heads of State, Heads of Government, Ministers, and other heads of delegation present at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 in Copenhagen, In pursuit of the ultimate objective of the Convention as stated in its Article 2, Being guided by the principles and provisions…

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