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ClimateWatch at Copenhagen

Representatives from Earthwatch attended the COP15 United Nations Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, held from the 7 - 18 December 2009 and helped profile ClimateWatch during the summit.

Earthwatch was among the many organisations calling for a global commitment to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions (read Earthwatch's position statement on Climate Change for COP15).

Earthwatch's Executive Vice-President, Nigel Winser said it was a "huge privilege" to represent Earthwatch at the convention to support the global call for carbon reduction and tropical forest protection with other observer NGOs.

He said: "Head of State after Head of State spoke passionately about the need to ‘seal the deal' - and their shared commitment to setting globally agreed targets to reduce emissions to ensure carbon levels are kept below 350 ppm.

"Sadly the discussions floundered in the second week, so the pressure remains to secure a 'fair and binding agreement' before or by the 16th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 16) in Mexico next December."

Download the ClimateWatch poster featured in Copenhagen.