Climate Change

Post-Copenhagen and Sri Lanka

By Kanchana Wickramasinghe, Research Officer – IPS The much awaited Climate Change conference (COP15) concluded in Copenhagen on the 18th of December. While the Kyoto Protocol is to expire in 2012, the COP15 was expected to come up with necessary …

As COP15 begins, Sri Lanka needs to mainstream the climate change debate

The much anticipated COP15 conference on climate change has commenced and many national delegations have already departed to Copenhagen. A record 15,000 participants will take part in this 2 week conference, conducted under the aegis of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). Much of the world will eagerly await the outcome of these talks, which hope to set in motion a new treaty to follow the Kyoto Protocol which ends in 2012