Progress at COP15

As the United Nations Conference on Climate Change proceeds in Copenhagen, Denmark this week, various nations have presented their stand on the hotly debated issue on climate change. Many have called for an allocation of funds to reduce carbon emissions which are considered the main culprit in the changing of the world’s climate.

Since the start of the conference and even months before, a number of important and entertaining events have already taken place and more are scheduled until Friday, December 18. People who are visiting Copenhagen this week have a lot of educational and cultural events around the city to take part in. These events are not only meant for entertainment but to raise awareness as well on the effects of climate change and what people can do to help preserve the environment.

December 7 — Peoples Climate Summit (Klimaforum09) / Conference of Parties (COP) session

December 8 – Film showing of green movies at the Danish Film Institute sponsored by GoodPlanet Foundation / Climate change people’s stories photo exhibit on the Kongens Nytorv square.

December 12 – In the Eye of Climate Change exhibition by the Greenlandic Authority focusing on the effects of climate change in Greenland runs until December 20. Time Walk from The Little Mermaid to NowGate. Arctic Venue featuring the latest news on past and present climate changes in the Arctic.

December 13 – First International Enduro race in the world for zero-pollution electrical competition motorcycles.

December 16 – Copenhagen Climate Summit for Mayors with city mayors from around the world present their experiences and challenges relating to climate change

Decemb 17 — Dialogue between Europe and its Southern partners with some 150 legislators and researchers discussing developments and trends in agricultural research and climate change. Roundtable debate on blockages and opportunities present in the development of energy technologies that help lower carbon emissions. EU action against climate change at the Ice Cubes exhibition, climate and weather concert, film premier of “Hope in a Changing Climate.” 

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