Climate Generation implemented Expedition Copenhagen, a Midwest youth delegation to the international climate negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, December 5–19, 2009. The expedition was led by internationally renowned polar explorer Will Steger, and designed in collaboration with a delegation of youth climate partners from throughout the Midwest region. Delegates assumed a leadership role in a regional climate campaign to pass strong climate legislation leading up to the international negotiations, and supported the Climate Generation Citizen Climate curriculum in schools across the United States.

International Climate Negotiations in Copenhagen

The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference was held in Copenhagen and was a critical time for the parties of the United Nations Framework Convention to discuss the next Protocol with upcoming  Kyoto Protocol expiring in 2012. Essential to securing our environmental future and preventing catastrophic climate change, the goal of the conference was to establish a global climate agreement from 2012 forward.

Final Report

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