The Copenhagen Climate Change summit was a gathering of world leaders in the capital of Denmark over a two week period from 7th - 18th December 2009.   

During the Summit

The final few days of the summit were meant to be when the majority of negotiations would be done so that world leaders who arrived at that time could tie things up.  However, progress was incredibly slow until Barack Obama arrived on the last day.  Negotiations almost collapsed altogether when  the US, together with some other key nations together proposed an “accord”.  At the time this was merely “noted” by the UN but has since become something more concrete.  Many people thought the summit a failure, but some gems of hope can be extracted from it, not least the fact that so many world leaders gathered to discuss what is finally recognized as a global threat of extreme importance.

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