Around the Halls: What You Need to Know About the UN Climate Conference in Lima (COP 20)

By Timmons Roberts

After the Copenhagen talks in 2009 faltered and nearly brought down the United Nations-led negotiations to muster the world’s nations to address this trickiest of issues, the multilateral system is finally rising again to its feet. Many issues are coming to a head this month as thousands of officials, experts and activists converge on Lima, Peru for the 20th annual U.N. climate change negotiations, called the COP, or Conference of the Parties.

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