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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 15Highlights from Tuesday, 8 December

On Tuesday, opening plenaries of the SBI and SBSTA took place. Various contact groups and informal consultations also convened to consider issues, including long-term cooperative action, a shared vision, finance, mitigation and technology under the AWG-LCA, Annex I emission reductions, other issues and potential consequences under the AWG-KP and REDD under the SBSTA.

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday, 12 December * Monday, 14 December * Tuesday, 15 December * Wednesday, 16 December * Thursday, 17 December

Photo Highlights from Tuesday, 8 December
A frustrated magician tries to make a plane and its emissions disappear through offsetting but the trick does not work
Human clocks wandering around the halls of the Bella Center gathering Countdown to Copenhagen pledges and distributing flyers about the Countdown to Copenhagen Event on Sunday, 13 December
   
On the 29th anniversary of John Lennon’s assassination, youth from around the world joined in a "bed-in" at the UN Conference Cente.
Dressed in pyjamas and holding pillows, young people performed an alternative version of Lennon’s song "Give Peace a Chance"
   
 
New Zealand delegation
Delegates entering the room where the AWG-LCA contact group was held
 
Bernarditas Muller, representing the G-77/China, in the AWG-LCA contact group
 
   
Roberto Acosta, SBSTA Coordinator, Thelma Krug, Brazil, and Helen Plume, SBSTA Chair
Thomas Kolly, Switzerland, Angela Churie, Sweden, Amjad Abdulla, Maldives, and William Kojo Agyemang-Bonsu, Ghana, discuss issues related to adaptation
   
 
Martin Khor, South Centre
     
Bolivia raises her flag in the AWG-LCA contact group
A view of the dais during the AWG-LCA contact group
 
The Society for Threatened Peoples (with the organizing support of the Indigenous Environmental Network) on behalf of the International Peoples Forum on Climate Change hold a cleansing ceremony.
The ceremony is for clarity, compassion, strength and perseverance in coming out of the COP negotiations with a binding commitment to Save Mother Earth.
   

Arthur Rolle, Chair of the Expert Group on Technology Transfer (right) intervenes during the SBSTA plenary

   
 
Selling organic apples in the conference center
 
     
Computer center
 
 
     
SBSTA Chair Helen Plume
Dessima Williams, Grenada, speaking for AOSIS
       
A view of the dais during the SBSTA plenary
Ilkhomjon Rajabov, Tajikistan
AWG-KP Vice-Chair Harald Dovland and Claudio Forner, UNFCCC Secretariat
       
 
 
           
Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai speaking at the iseeT@COP 15 TelePresence booth
Gilberto Gil, Grammy Award-winning singer and former Brazilian Minister of Culture
             
WWF ice bear in the city center
 
         
 
 
       
 
 
     
Atiq Raman, Bangladesh Center for Advanced Studies, and UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer
 
     
SBI plenary
 
       
AWG-LCA Vice-Chair Luiz Machado, Rapporteur Lilian Portillo, and AWG-LCA Chair Michael Zammit Cutajar
 
         
US Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero and David Sandalow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, US Department of Energy, during an event at the US Center
Checking the CCTV for the daily schedule
         
Christina Ora (left), a high school student from the Solomon Islands, addressed the AWG-LCA plenary on Monday, 7 December
 
     
Brazilian delegates
Brazilian NGOs
       
A delegate peruses documents
Wind powered coffee
         
A Japanese delegate shows his badge to UN Security before entering informal negotiations
Mohammad Al Sabban, Saudi Arabia, and Georg Børsting, Norway
       
 
 
         
 
Jonathan Pershing, US, speaking with the delegation of Lesotho
     
View of an overcrowded meeting room
Globe in the US Center, where various events and presentations are being held throughout the day
       

 

 
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