Adapting to the Unavoidable Impacts of Climate Change

Integrating climate change into government and societal planning is an important issue that many countries, businesses and non-governmental & international organizations are just beginning to grapple with. 

Monday 14 December: Preview of the U.S. Congressional Delegation Attending COP15

On Monday, December 14, reporters are invited to participate in a press briefing in Copenhagen previewing the expected US Congressional delegation.

Corporate Leaders call for agreement in Copenhagen: “This is the time to show leadership and make history”

Coca-Cola, Duke Energy, JohnsonDiversey, Loblaws Chiefs Declare Global Action Key to Future Economic Growth, Prosperity

Negotiators deliver the framework, now ministers need to come up with the numbers

Negotiators at the UN climate summit have delivered a framework that can be developed to ensure a fair, ambitious and binding Copenhagen climate deal.  “It is the job of the ministers now arriving to fill in the numbers against both the cuts in emissions and the money to make the deal possible,” said Kim Carstensen, leader of WWF International’s global climate initiative.

“Don’t get distracted,” WWF urges ministers

WWF urges ministers arriving for the high level segment of the UN climate summit in Copenhagen not get distracted from a goal of preserving the world from climate catastrophe.

Copenhagen Panel Discusses Water and Climate Change

On Wednesday (9 November 2009), the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the Global Public Policy Network on Water Management (GPPN) sponsored a discussion in Copenhagen, Denmark, on "Bridging the water and climate change agenda."  The panelists included WWF's John Matthews, who is responsible for coordinating freshwater climate adaptation issues across the WWF network.

Tibetan Scientists Report on Climate Change Impacts on the Tibetan Plateau

At a briefing in Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday (11 December 2009), scientists and social scientists from Tibet released and discussed a new report on the impacts of climate change on the Tibetan plateau.

Briefing and Report on Ecosystem-Based Adaptation to Climate Change from IUCN

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) yesterday (11 December 2009) held a briefing in Copenhagen, Denmark, on ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change; and released a short report on the topic.

Views from the American Heartland: diverse midwestern voices on Copenhagen

In this briefing yesterday (11 December 2009) in Copenhagen, Denmark, Executive director Rolf Nordstrom of the Great Plains Institute joins other representatives from the Midwest to discuss the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP-15) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. 

Interior Secretary Salazar in Copenhagen: "We must plan for the realities of a changing climate"

In Copenhagen, Denmark, yesterday (10 December 2009), the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior, Ken Salazar, said "we must plan for the realities of a changing climate, and protect ourselves and our world against its impacts."

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