COP15 climate special: Resource centre

Here you will find resources, information and multimedia available to aid the media in the coverage of the COP15 climate change negotiations in Copenhagen.

COP15 coverage in the New Zealand Media

COP15 analysis on

AusSMC photos available to the media

AusSMC video available to the media


The SMC will be issuing daily updates on developments in Copenhagen to journalists registered to receive its updates. Media can register with the SMC to be added to its distribution list.

Virtual participation and webcast information

COP15 Webcast – All official meetings and press conferences will be available both live and on-demand

UNFCCC virtual participation site


COP15 Calendar

Detailed official daily programme

Official press information site – Source of daily press briefing sheets from UNFCCC (see PDFs – ‘Note to correspondents’ series)

Side events calendar

Daily commentary on developments

Earth Negotiations Bulletin: A formal review of proceedings for each day, from IISD Reporting Services

ECO: Environmental NGO newsletter, produced co-operatively by Climate Action Network groups

Guides/resources from other organisations

COP15 for journalists: a guide to the UN climate change summit (from the International Institute for Environment and Development)

Resource page from AusSMC

Fact sheet on carbon footprint of COP15

Pocket reference guide to climate change (from the Worldwatch Institute)

The GOOD guide to COP15

Twitterfeeds / Facebook
(consortium of 20 global news agencies at COP15) (heads-up about press conferences and events via the live webcast)

COP15 coverage in the New Zealand Media

Otago Daily Times: Copenhagen climate summit kicks off

Radio New Zealand Insight: Chris Bramwell on the climate negotiations

Dominion Post: New will builds for climate summit

NZ Herald: In search of low-carbon nirvana

NZ Herald: Safe temperature levels still unknown factor

NZ Herald: Emissions – global numbers on line

COP15 analysis on

Our emissions profile at a glance

The walking dead in Copenhagen

AusSMC photos available to the media

The AusSMC Flickr site will be constantly updated over the coming days. Media are free to download and publish the images from this site provided credit is given to the “Australian Science Media Centre.”

AusSMC video available to the media

Go to for videos made available by the AusSMC. The media is free to download these files (right click and ‘save target as’).  Please credit “Australian Science Media Centre” where practicable.  Further video files will be added to this site in coming days. If you are having problems downloading from the AusSMC ftp site, let them know by emailing