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:
- Meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from all emitters and sources.
- Financial incentives to developing countries for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.
- Recognition and financing for natural areas and vulnerable communities to adapt to the inevitable consequences of a changing climate.
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
The Conservancy is engaged in ongoing international climate change meetings.
Learn about our goals for creating emissions reductions.
Follow the Conservancy’s outreach from the UN negotiations.
Learn more about what the Conservancy is doing reduce emissions from deforestation.
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 © sketchglass.net/Creative 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).