U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Copenhagen Accord and Discord: COP-15 and the Many Roads to Mexico

Copenhagen Accord and Discord: COP-15 and the Many Roads to Mexico

Many of you are probably a bit confused by the outcome of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) meeting in Copenhagen. Depending on which account you read, it was an unprecedented success or a complete failure, and everything in between. Regardless, it is important to understand exactly what happened in Copenhagen—and what did not. In this paper, we will try to make some sense of it all so you can draw your own conclusions.