COP15 Roundup from a Climate Change, Migration and Displacement Focus

The UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen convened last Friday. Unfortunately, due to lack of free (and working) internet access during my visit, I wasn’t able to update the blog as often as I wanted. However, here is a roundup of the second week migration and displacement events that I attended at COP15 as well […]

The First Week of COP15

The first of the two-week UN Climate Change Conference has wrapped up. During the climate migration and displacement events, which were well attended, numbers and terminology continued to be discussed and debated. Although it is widely agreed upon that drafting a new treaty to address climate migration and displacement may be the best option, it […]

Good News for Climate Change Migrants

(IRIN) December 11, 2009 – COPENHAGEN, After months of negotiations, the UN climate change talks in Copenhagen have good news for countries that might see hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of people migrating or being displaced by climate change. For the first time the text dealing exclusively with adaptation to climate change – one […]

Climate Change, Migration and Displacement Events at COP15

I’ve arrived in Copenhagen to check out events involving climate change, human migration and displacement at the UN Climate Change Conference. The energy and expectations are high among the participants from around the world and there are literally hundreds of events happening at the COP15 venue (Bella Center) and around the city. I have compiled […]

Entries Added to Final Draft Agreement Before Copenhagen

Approximately 4,500 participants, including delegates from 181 countries met in Barcelona on November 2-6 to take part in the last round of the UNFCCC Climate Change Talks before the upcoming and historic UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15) in less than 2 weeks. In front of them was the current revised version of the […]

A Humanitarian's Guide to Copenhagen

(IRIN) November 24, 2009 – The humanitarian aid community will not only be keeping tabs on the conversations about “who will cut how much [greenhouse gas emissions]” at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15), but will also have their antennae tuned to talks on issues already affecting their constituencies. The aim of […]