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Fifteenth Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Fifth Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP 15 and COP/MOP 5)

7-18 December 2009 | Copenhagen, Denmark

UNFCCC COP 15COP 15 OPENS

The Copenhagen Climate Change Conference opened on Monday morning with a welcoming ceremony. This was followed by the opening plenaries of COP 15, COP/MOP 5, AWG-LCA 8 and AWG-KP 10.

 

 

 

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Opening Ceremony
Opening of the Conference: a choir performed for the delegates
Entering the plenary hall
 

Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen

 
IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri
Yvo de Boer, UNFCCC Executive Secretary
 
Ritt Bjerregård, Mayor of Copenhagen
VIPs during the opening ceremony
   

 

   
VIP room: Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer and COP 15 President Connie Hedegaard
   
Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen and Mayor of Copenhagen Ritt Bjerregaard
June Budhooram, COP Secretary, and IPCC Chair Rajendra Pachauri
     
COP 15 Opening Plenary
COP 14 President Maciej Nowicki, Poland
 
 
Connie Hedegaard, COP 15 President
COP 14 President Maciej Nowicki, Poland, is escorted off the podium by DianiahTrought-Dederich, UNFCCC Secretariat
   

UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, Connie Hedegaard, COP 15 President, and Richard Kinley, Deputy Executive Secretary

   
 
AWG-LCA
A view of the dais during the AWG-LCA plenary
Bernarditas Muller, speaking on behalf of the G-77/China (center)
     
A view of the dais during the AWG-LCA plenary
Halldor Thorgeirsson, UNFCCC Secretariat, AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Luiz Machado, and AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar
         
Press briefings
Tck tck delivered a petition signed by more than 10,000,000 people, calling for a fair, ambitious and binding deal in Copenhagen
Tck Tck, an alliance of civil society organizations, presented Connie Hedegaard and Yvo de Boer (pictured with Leah Wickham, Fiji, who spoke on behalf of the 10 million that signed the abovementioned petition) with a small construction of Danish LEGO blocks to ask them to foster the political will required at the talks
 
     
The press during the UNFCCC press briefing
UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer and COP President Connie Hedegaard
       
Jonathan Pershing, US, (right), during a press briefing
   
 
Miscellaneous Photos
Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai and Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo with the Tck Tck alliance
 
           
 
Prime Minister of Denmark Lars Løkke Rasmussen, and Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo
 
         
Greenpeace offers coffee to delegates
 
       
 
 
     
Friends of the Earth calling for a just agreement in Copenhagen
 
     
Vote earth gates: Two inflatable gates that delegates were able to walk through, making the choice between global warming and climate protection
 
       
Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai
 
         
Eve Kolasa, UNFCCC Secretariat
Amy Goodman, Democracy Now, is reporting live from the Bella Center
         

 

 
 
Sunday, 6 December
Opening Press Conference on Sunday, 6 December: AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer, and AWG-KP Chair John Ashe
 

Delegates registering.

Putting the final touches on the plenary room before the opening of the session.

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