General Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

Text of Copenhagen Accord

We provide the advance unedited version of the Copenhagen Accord of 18 December 2009.

WWF Statement on President Obama’s Closing Press Conference on Copenhagen Climate Summit

World Wildlife Fund tonight (EST, 18 December 2009) issued the following statement today from WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts in response to President Obama’s press conference this evening at the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen.

President Obama Announces Breakthrough in Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiations

Full transcript and video of an announcement made by President Barack Obama from the climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, late Friday evening 18 December 2009.

WWF's Keya Chatterjee: "How is the United States going to stand behind these commitments?"

Keya Chatterjee, Acting Director, Climate Change Program, reacts  to President Obama's speech just after noon on Friday, 18 December 2009, at the international climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark.  “What we did not hear today was how – how is the United States going to stand behind these commitments?” She adds that “we really need to hear from the President that this is going to be a legislative priority for him.” 

WWF Statement on President Obama's Speech at Copenhagen Climate Summit

As talks enter critical final hour, WWF stresses “Fierce Urgency of Now” in response to President Obama's speech shortly after noon (Central European Time) on Friday, 18 December 2009, at climate change negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark. 

World leaders can still save Copenhagen

Leaders arriving to sign a Copenhagen climate agreement and finding that they now need to salvage it need to take a global rather than national approach to the numerous outstanding issues, WWF said today.

U.S. Pledges Support for "jointly mobilizing $100 billion a year by 2020" for Climate Change Needs of Developing Countries

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in Copenhagen, Denmark, today (17 December 2009) that "the United States is prepared to work with other countries toward a goal of jointly mobilizing $100 billion a year by 2020 to address the climate change needs of developing countries."  WWF President and CEO Carter Roberts said the "surprise breathes new life into the sputtering negotiations."

WWF Welcomes New Financing Proposals, But Long-Term Finance Still Needed

As talks heat up in Copenhagen, several countries put forward additional fast-start financing proposals to help broker a deal, but the important missing component remains long-term finance. 

What do a reverend, businesswoman and military veteran all have in common?

In Copenhagen, unique U.S. voices discuss the importance of financing adaptation for countries most impacted by climate change.

Senator Kerry to Climate Change Denialists: "Prove us wrong or stand down"

In a speech today (16 December 2009) in Copenhagen, Denmark, Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) referred to  "those who look for any excuse to continue challenging the science," saying that they should "prove us wrong or stand down...Here in Copenhagen, now and forever, amateur hour is over. It’s time for science fact to trump science fiction.'

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