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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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 The Ministers from India, China, Brazil and South Africa met with the Danish president [of the summit], and now the negotiations are back on track,... We extracted a commitment that we will ...continue to follow a two-track approach, with equal emphasis on both tracks. 
— Jairam Ramesh / December 14, 2009
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 we spent five hours discussing the LCA [Long-term Cooperative Action] draft. Only one hour was spent on the KP [Kyoto Protocol] draft 
— Jairam Ramesh saying only one hour was spent on the Kyoto Protocol draft / December 14, 2009
 We don't have very much time... The clock is ticking it like a big hourglass. We've made some progress, but we still have a long way to go. 
— Todd Stern on the climate change conferance / December 14, 2009
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 Just think of what will happen to small businesses and manufacturers hit with these skyrocketing energy bills, especially when nations like India and China don't agree to these mandatory emissions limits, 
— Marsha Blackburn urging against U.S. participation in an international agreement on climate change / December 12, 2009
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 If President Obama has his way, the Copenhagen conference will produce mandatory emissions limits that would destroy millions of American jobs and damage our economic competitiveness for decades to come, 
— Marsha Blackburn urged against U.S. participation in an international agreement on climate change / December 12, 2009
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 The momentum has been created. This is a decisive moment. We must seal the deal. 
— Ban Ki-moon on the deal in Copenhagen / December 08, 2009
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 We remain hopeful of success at Copenhagen in achieving an outcome, containing substantive and enforceable commitments which are equitable and supportive of economic growth, especially in developing countries, 
— SM Krishna on the climate change, while addressing the second India-Africa Hydrocarbons Conference in New Delhi / December 07, 2009
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 The ultimate responsibility rests with the citizens of the world, who will ultimately bear the fatal consequences, if we fail to act. 
— Lars Lokke Rasmussen on the climate change / December 07, 2009
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 ...reflects an unprecedented mobilisation of political determination to combat climate change. It represents a huge opportunity. An opportunity the world cannot afford to miss. 
— Lars Lokke Rasmussen on the presence of world leaders from 192 countries at the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 / December 07, 2009
 The world is depositing hope with you for a short while in the history of mankind... 
— Lars Lokke Rasmussen at the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 / December 07, 2009

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