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Debate on 14th January: The Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change. LLN 2010/001

Published Friday, January 8, 2010

Debate on 14th January: The Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change. This Library Note aims to provide background reading for the debate to be held on Thursday 14th January: “To call attention to the outcome of the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change” The UN Conference on Climate Change took place in Copenhagen from 7th–19th December 2009. This Note explains the significance of the Conference in the context of previous international agreements on climate change, sets out the major disagreements that marred the negotiating process in Copenhagen and summarises the key elements contained in the final Copenhagen Accord. It considers analysis of the Accord’s achievements and shortcomings, and summarises the reactions of key nations and interest groups.

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Lords Library notes LLN-2010-001

Author: Nicola Newson

Topics: Climate change, Energy, Energy conservation, Environmental protection, Planning, Renewable energy, Waste management

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