COP-15 Copenhagen Accord

February 21, 2011

The Copenhagen Accord is the outcome of the 15th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. The accord promotes the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol and recognizes the crucial role of immediate climate change action, yet it does not establish quantitative targets and does not legally bind participant nations to any of its provisions. Despite the numerous shortfalls of the accord, it is nonetheless a step in the right direction. Read the Copenhagen Accord here.