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Key Climate Change Meeting Today | September 22, 2009

From December 7-18th, Copenhagen will be hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference. Fifteen of the largest nations in the world will be meeting in Denmark to discuss the Kyoto treaty, and how to keep momentum on blunting anthropogenic-related global temperature increases. This event marks a coming together of the US, China, Japan and several European nations. As I mentioned in my previous post, climate change is a huge issue in Europe, and I’ll be trying to highlight this where I can, as well as blogging about the conference later on in December.

For now though, I wanted to quickly point out this article from CNN. Here are the first grafs:

World leaders converge Tuesday in New York to focus on climate change, with the clock ticking down toward a summit this year in Denmark, where a global climate change pact is to be signed.

Negotiations for the global pact have stalled, and Tuesday’s gathering is aimed at jump-starting those talks.

Chinese President Hu Jintao, U.S. President Barack Obama, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Rwandan President Paul Kagame are among the world leaders expected to speak Tuesday.

Roundtables are also planned, all with the overarching and generally accepted goal of limiting the rise of Earth’s temperature to within 2 degrees Fahrenheit above its temperature before the industrial revolution.

In particular, the world will be focusing on the United States, who declined to participate in the original Kyoto Protocol, as well as China, who has quickly become one of the world’s largest polluters.


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