Policy Analysis

A Brief Analysis of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference

By on December 22, 2009
The commentary provides a brief analysis of the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, examining expectations for and decisive moments in Copenhagen. Attention is also paid to the Copenhagen Accord, reviewing the main provisions of the agreement and its strengths and weaknesses. The authors conclude that the Copenhagen outcome highlights the enormous amount of work that remains to be done, and question if the political and public profile created in Copenhagen can be translated into a binding and ambitious international agreement on climate change.