Copenhagen Accord

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A document which delegates at the 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP 15) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreed to “take note of” at the final plenary on 18 December 2009. It represents the second attempt at a legally binding global regime to prevent climate change, the first being the Kyoto Protocol.

Breakdowns in the talks at COP 15 meant that the final accord became disappointingly ineffectual. Billed by its Danish hosts as ‘Hopenhagen’, the media allocated the colloquial appellations ‘Nopenhagen’ and ‘Flopenhagen’ and the Copenhagen Accord has now been largely superseded by the Paris Agreement.


Nopenhagen & Flopenhagen (The New York Times)