COP15 for journalists: a guide to the UN climate change summit

IIED Briefing
, 4 pages
PDF (304.34 KB)
Published: November 2009
IIED Briefing Papers
Product code:17074IIED

Governments gather in Denmark in December 2009 for what is perhaps the most important meeting since the end of the second world war. December is the deadline they have set themselves for agreeing on action to tackle climate change, and the COP15 conference in Copenhagen is where hopes are high that a new global deal can be struck. This briefing is a guide for journalists reporting on this event, its buildup and its aftermath. It explains key processes, major actions to be agreed and possible outcomes.