Highlights from COP15

Journalists interested in what’s happening in Copenhagen can watch most events from their desks. All official meetings and press conferences will be available both live and on-demand via the COP15 webcast — have a look.

cop15The SMC has a resource page for media covering Copenhagen available on our website. You can find a link to the official programme for the conference there (updated daily as things change) as well as a comprehensive list of side events.

Here are some of the SMC’s picks for the second day of COP15:

Highlights from the Programme (8 Dec)

Available via webcast:

Official meetings:

Parallel sessions of the

  • Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and
  • Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA)

For more information on these bodies and their functions, please see here

Press briefings:

11:00-11:30 – World Meteorological Organization (WMO) statement on the status of the global climate in 2009
Press Conference Room

12:00-12:30 – UNFCCC Executive Secretary
Press Conference Room

15:00-15:30 – Delegation of China
Press Conference Room

15:00-15:30 – Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP): The Pacific voice at Copenhagen
Asger Jorn (room)

19:00-19:30 – Delegation of China
Press Conference Room

For those in Copenhagen

Side events:

13:00-14:30 – IPCC information and activities and their relevance for the UNFCCC process – Highlights of IPCC AR4; update on the currently prepared Special Reports on renewable energy sources and on extreme events; and outlook towards AR5.
Niels Bohr (room)

18:15-19:45 – China and the world: Solving climate change through practical, on-the-ground collaboration – China is seeking a lower-carbon development path through greater energy efficiency, development of renewable/low-carbon energy, and improved energy/environmental governance. Top US and Chinese experts analyze China’s progress to date, challenges ahead, and the most important on-the-ground solutions. Organised by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Dan Turell (room)

18:15-19:45 Global alternative energy potential – A discussion of global alternative energy potential, its inhomogeneous distribution across regions, and the implications for energy development.
Victor Borge (room)