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COP15, the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, has been called the most important meeting in history. Some people are optimistic about the results while others are already planning post-COP15 actions. Either way, being clueless is not an option.
Fortunately, GOOD Magazine has put together a comprehensive guide to the conference to get you ready.Start out with the primer to get the who, what, where, and when. GOOD's COP15 primer also includes basic facts about the history of carbon, where people will be staying, the potential impact of the conference, and Denmark itself.
Once you have a handle on those basics, move on to GOOD's profile of the key players. GOOD knows that you can read a boring list anywhere and that's why they offer you this information as an interactive infographic.
The issue on everyone's mind heading into COP15 is emissions, but that is not the only thing that will need to be considered. GOOD runs through all the issues, from financing to enforcement, technology to REDD.
Of course, the thing everyone is looking for at COP15 is a treaty. GOOD runs through the factors, weighing in on who wants what, and the realistic outcomes we can expect.
In the end, COP15 is an important event because it is, or hopefully will be, the beginning of a long fight for the future of the planet. Don't miss out just because you don't know. Get informed with GOOD.
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