|The most important event of 2009|
Right now, we have one of the most important events in political history. 192 out of the 195 world leaders have come together in Copenhagen aiming to sign a global agreement that will determine the future of the planet for generations to come.
Currently we are still running under the guidelines of the Kyoto protocol. Signed in Japan on 11 December 1997 and entering into force on 16 February 2005, 184 Parties of the Convention have ratified its Protocol to date. This agreement, (coming into play in 2012) will force target emissions of the six main greenhouse gases worldwide by law. These emissions include:
The conference is being held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, (UNFCCC) and is being chaired by it's Executive Secretary, Yvo de Boer.
Keep up to date with COP15 negotiations
Below we have created some youtube playlists. Each playlist combines three days of video highlights from the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. Made by the COP15 team they give you a quick and intriguing insight into how the talks are run, and the progress of the decision making.
At moments, we witness just how difficult it is for 192 countries, (countries of varying development and wealth) agree on the laws and policies being created.
You can also watch further videos by the COP15 team by going to their youtube page.
For more information upon the methods and science being used to enforce the current Kyoto Protocol use this link.