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The United Nations Climate Change Conference is ongoing at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, between December 7 and December 18, 2009. The conference includes the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP 15) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the 5th Meeting of the Parties (COP/MOP 5) to the Kyoto Protocol. According to the Bali Road Map, a framework for climate change mitigation beyond 2012 is to be agreed there.

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 We were able to make only limited progress at the Copenhagen Summit and no one was satisfied with the outcome. And yet, there is no escaping the truth that the nations of the world have to move to a low greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficient development path, 
— Manmohan Singh on the Copenhagen Summit / January 03, 2010
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 The science says that we've got to significantly reduce emissions over the next 40 years. There's nothing in the Copenhagen agreement that ensures that that happens, 
— Barack Obama on the climate change summit / December 23, 2009
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 What I said was essentially that rather than see a complete collapse in Copenhagen, in which nothing at all got done and would have been a huge backward step, at least we kind of held ground and there wasn't too much backsliding from where we were. 
— Barack Obama on the climate change summit / December 23, 2009
 I think that people are justified in being disappointed about the outcome in Copenhagen, 
— Barack Obama on the climate change summit / December 23, 2009
 The leaders were united in purpose, but they were not yet united in action 
— Ban Ki-moon on the climate change / December 21, 2009
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 After extremely difficult and complex negotiations this important breakthrough lays the foundation for international action in the years to come 
— Barack Obama on the climate change conference in Denmark / December 19, 2009
 No country is entirely satisfied with each element but this is a meaningful and historic step forward and a foundation from which to make further progress 
— Barack Obama on the climate change conferance / December 18, 2009

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