Written by Jon Ritterbush, Electronic Resources Librarian
Between December 7 – 18, 2009, world leaders will be attending the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark to address urgent calls for action to curb global warming.
According to the United Nations News Centre, over 15,000 people, as well as 110 heads of state – including United States President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao – are expected to attend this summit, making it the largest gathering on climate change ever.1
Visit the following links for background information and news updates on the Climate Change Conference, available through library databases and free websites:
Library databases – login required from off-campus
- Search LexisNexis for television news transcripts on the “Climate Change Conference”
- Search LexisNexis for stories appearing in major world newspapers on the “Climate Change Conference”
- Read Nature’s online special on “The Road to Copenhagen” – Nature will be covering every aspect of the science and politics of climate change in articles collected at this website.
- Read CQ Researcher’s report on “Energy and Climate” – published by CQ on July 24, 2009, this report provides valuable background and additional sources about environmental and energy policy in the United States.
- Search the Opposing Viewpoint Resource Center on “global warming” – Opposing Viewpoints provides a wealth of background information, article links, and differing opinions on climate change and other topics.
- Official home of the COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference
- View the Gateway to the UN System’s Work on Climate Change – an online portal to the United Nations’ efforts to address climate change, including the Copenhagen Conference.
- United States’ Official COP-15 Website – Managed by the U.S. Department of State, this website provides news releases and links about U.S. participation at the Climate Change Conference.
- Read The Economist’s special online report on climate change and the carbon economy.
1. “Landmark UN climate change conference kicks off in Copenhagen.” UN.org 7 December 2009. http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=33160&Cr=Copenhagen&Cr1=