Tuesday, December 8, 2009

COP15 Opening Ceremony

It is hard not to be cynical about the UN Climate Change Conference that opened in Copenhagen, Denmark today.

The opening ceremony to the 15th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, COP15, opened at the Bella Conference Centre with a video presentation visually demonstrating the looming fate of the world if tough action wasn't taken to cut emissions from floods and droughts to hurricanes; and concluded with young children asking negotiators and political leaders to "please help save the world".

And saving the world was clearly on the agenda of the first two speakers - Danish Prime Minister, Lars Rasmussen, and the Mayor of the City of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard. Read more.

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