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Status of the Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiations

By Jane A. Leggett and Richard K. Lattanzio

Abstract

This report discusses the negotiations among United States and 200 other countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regarding the climate change. Parties agreed to complete the negotiations by the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) from December 7-18, 2009, in Copenhagen. However, some nations' leaders have indicated that the Copenhagen outcome is likely to be a political agreement providing a mandate for a later legally binding, comprehensive agreement

Topics: Environmental protection, Environmental policy, Global climate change, Climatic changes
Publisher: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Year: 2009
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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