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Climate Change: What We Support

International Policy, United Nations Climate Change Negotiations

The Nature Conservancy urges nations to agree to a comprehensive global agreement on climate change.

World governments met in Copenhagen in December 2009 at the United Nations climate change conference with hopes of crafting a global climate solution. What emerged was the “Copenhagen Accord”, an agreement that brings major emitters from both developed and developing countries together in an international framework to address climate change.

With our scientists telling us that we need to cut emissions sharply as soon as possible — or else the places we care about will become unrecognizable — the meetings in Copenhagen and those planned for 2010 in Mexico have unprecedented importance for the Conservancy and its mission.

The Nature Conservancy is continuing to support action that includes:

The Conservancy is committed to helping the world adopt a meaningful and effective global climate change accord. Our mission — to protect nature and preserve life — demands nothing less.

International Climate Change Negotiations

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Shaping the Conversation

The Conservancy is engaged in ongoing international climate change meetings.

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Past Negotiations

Copenhagen, December 2009
Poznan, December, 2008
Bali, December, 2007

California Climate Change Summit

Global Emissions Reductions

Learn about our goals for creating emissions reductions.

climate change: international dispatches

Press Statements

Follow the Conservancy’s outreach from the UN negotiations.

Climate Change Policy

Saving Forests

Learn more about what the Conservancy is doing reduce emissions from deforestation.


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Adapting to Climate Change

Can people and nature adapt to Climate Change? Yes - see what the Conservancy is doing.


The Nature Conservancy in Europe

The Conservancy in Europe

Learn more about the Conservancy's presence in Europe.



WCC Dispatches

Climate Change Documents

PDFs of our documents on climate change, forest conservation, and more.


Nature picture credits (top to bottom, left to right): Photo © Sam Kreuzer/Creative Commons (Copenhagen); Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC (Lesan River Orangutan Survery Site in East Kalimantan, Indonesia,); Photo © Isriya Paireepairit/Creative Commons (united nations seal); Photo © Commons (Copenhagen map); Photo © CJ Hudlow (California tree); Photo © Harvey Payne (Arizona Storm); Photo © Mark Godfrey/TNC (forest); Photo © European Community (European Union flag); Photo © maggda/Creative Commons (Poznan Opera house) Photo ©  Sergio Pucci/TNC (three-toed sloth).

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