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COP15

UNFCCC Review

It's your chance to turn the conference that could have changed the world into the one that does.

The Conference of Parties has been an influential figure when looking at climate change. Going into the deal, all those attending believed that it would be a groundbreaking movement towards a sustainable future. Considering that past actions like the Kyoto Protocol among others did not have the wanted outcome of fast and innovative change, COP15 felt like it would create a platform for success. From December 7th to December 18th, 2009, COP15 meeting was held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Leaders from around the world representing nations as well as non-profit organizations came together for these climate talks, but near the end of the conference things took a turn.

On the final day of the meeting, things were in disarray and there was an apparent summit collapse. The outcome of COP15 was the Copenhagen Accord, which was written by Brazil, China, India, South Africa and the United States. This document was not passed unanimously and is not legally binding. COP15 is known as the conference that could have changed the world, but failed to do anything. This committee will take us back to the year 2009, where we will redo the COP15 meeting, in efforts to try and make a new resolution that sets our world up for sustainable, innovative change.

Background Guide

Meet Your Dais

Chair​

Cate Brown

Vice Chair​

Lot Anderson