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An Introduction to Climate Change Legislation
Related Subtopics: Cap and Trade

COP-15 Climate Negotiations Copenhagen

RFF at the COP-15 Climate Change Conference in
Copenhagen, Denmark

Onsite at the Copenhagen climate negotiations – and online at Weathervane – Resources for the Future will help you stay connected and anticipate what to expect in the months ahead.

Daily Blogging on Weathervane

Building on RFF’s tradition of nonpartisan, independent analysis of resource economics, our team in Copenhagen will post up-to-the-minute coverage on Weathervane. Subscribe to Weathervane’s RSS feed, follow us on Twitter or become a Facebook fan for the latest updates from the United Nations climate change conference of parties (COP).

Daily postings will include:

• News recaps from the negotiations and topical developments from side events.
• Q&A segments with experts at the conference.
• Guest bloggers writing in-depth pieces to explore key negotiating issues.
• Roundups of the latest COP 15 coverage from other blogs and news sources.

Weathervane at COP-15 CopenhagenThroughout COP, Weathervane also will devote several posts to in-depth explorations of key negotiating issues like deforestation, adaptation, and financing options. Supplementing RFF’s expertise on these issues will be experts drawn from all facets of climate policy development, analysis, and implementation.

Official Side Event - The Forest Carbon Index

Forest Carbon IndexA major new climate tool developed at Resources for the Future will be demonstrated at an official COP side event on Wednesday, December 16. The Forest Carbon Index is an innovative mapping tool for policymakers and investors that illustrates the potential geography of REDD and reforestation activities, which some stakeholders claim can help cut global carbon emissions by up to 25 percent through an emerging market that could total $20 billion annually through 2020 – particularly in targeted regions of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Panelists will discuss new work on REDD, including global geography and allocation of REDD credits.

This online and interactive mapping tool – www.forestcarbonindex.org – allows users to assess the impact of different policy scenarios on the supply of forest carbon assets.

Special Exhibit - The Global Adaptation Atlas

The Global Adaptation AtlasIn a special exhibit at the COP 15 meeting, RFF will unveil a powerful new analytical guide to help the world’s nations map the estimated impacts of climate change and the adaptation responses underway.
The Global Adaptation Atlas (adaptationatlas.org) will present information needs for adapting to climate change through a user-friendly, dynamic online mapping tool that synthesizes and visualizes the diverse types of data needed for research, funding, planning, decisionmaking, and action on adaptation.

RFF Staff in Copenhagen

Phil Sharp, RFF President
Ray Kopp, Director, Center for Climate and Electricity Policy
Dick Morgenstern, Senior Fellow 
Carolyn Fischer, Senior Fellow
Nigel Purvis, Visiting Scholar 
Pete Nelson, Director of Communications
Virginia Kromm, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations 
Danny Morris, Research Associate 
Andrew Stevenson, Research Assistant 
Nisha Krishnan, Project Manager, Adaptation Atlas 
Eric Moore, Research Assistant
Erin Myers Madeira, Program Fellow 

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