United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen COP15
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Denmark is hosting the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP15) taking place at Bella Center in Copenhagen from the 7th to the 18th of December, 2009.

The conference will be the largest international political conference ever held in Denmark with participants from 192 countries representing governments, the business community, and civil society. 

“The world is facing a major challenge. We cannot continue using fossil fuels the way we do today. Scientists have laid out the risks we face and it has become clearer than ever that now is the time to take serious action on climate change. If we do not act today, the opportunity will not only slip out of our hands but it will also become much more expensive to carry out the necessary low-carbon transition in the future.As the host of COP15, we, the Danish Government, will do our utmost to create common ground for a coherent global response to this challenge. The task is daunting – but our mission is clear. We need to agree on an ambitious, global agreement in Copenhagen that meets the challenge set by science.”

H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen Prime Minister

H.E. Connie Hedegaard Minister for the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009