Friday, December 4, 2009

Obama's Decision to Meet at Copenhagen

On December 7th and on December 18th 2009, 65 of the world's leaders, including President Obama, will meet at the United Nations Climate Change Conferences at the Bella Center of Copenhagen, Denmark. These conferences are also referenced as COP15 (15th Conference of the Parties), the United Nations Framework Convention, or as COP/MOP5 (5th Meeting of the Parties of the Kyoto Protocol).

When our president meets at this climate change summit, he will set a goal for greenhouse gas reduction for the United States. By 2030, we will cut emissions by 42%, by 2050, 83%. Many politicians, American and international leaders alike, are very pleased with Obama's decision to join other world leaders at Copenhagen.

What are kids doing with Cop15? Read Lance's article, which includes a map showing where Copenhagen is located.

Also, keep up to date with this on-the-spot kid reporting from Unite for Climate Change.

Google has a page that is also kept updated daily.

by Brigette W.
Sources: NPR and Wikipedia

Want to join the conversation? Care to ask world leaders a question about climate change? Watch this video and then decide:

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