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

News, 17 November 2009

IIED has today published a four-page briefing paper for journalists about the COP15 climate change summit that will take place in Copenhagen in December 2009.

This briefing covers COP15, its build up and its aftermath. It explains key processes, major actions to be agreed and possible outcomes.

It has been reviewed by three international lawyers who sit on national delegations during UN negotiations.

It covers things like:

  • The future of the Kyoto Protocol – do some countries really want to kill it?
  • Different COP15 outcomes, from no agreement to two legally binding protocols
  • Hot topics and sticking points in the negotiations – forests, fossil fuels and finance.
  • Where developing nations agree – and where they disagree.
  • Different negotiating blocks, and what they stand for.

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

Contact

Mike Shanahan
Press officer
International Institute for Environment and Development
3 Endsleigh Street
London WC1H 0DD
Tel: 44 (0) 207 388 2117
Fax: 44 (0) 207 388 2826
Email: mike.shanahan@iied.org
www.iied.org

Notes to editors

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an independent, non-profit research institute. Set up in 1971 and based in London, IIED provides expertise and leadership in researching and achieving sustainable development (see: www.iied.org).

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