Here is your opportunity to influence the policy makers at the the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-15) to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark during November-December 2009.

Specifically, the University of Copenhagen is hosting an international scientific congress entitled "Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges&Decisions," March 10-12, 2009 at the Bella Center in Copenhagen. The purpose of the congress is "a synthesis of existing and emerging scientific knowledge necessary in order to make intelligent societal decisions concerning application of mitigation and adaptation strategies in response to climate change" as an input to the COP-15 process.*

The findings of the congress will be supplementary to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Some of the confirmed speakers at the congress are listed below.


Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the IPCC

José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission


Thomas Homer-Dixon, University of Toronto

Amanda Lynch, Monash University

Diana Liverman, Oxford University

Nebojsa Nakicenovic, The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

William D. Nordhaus, Yale University

Stefan Rahmstorf, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

John Schellnhuber, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research & visiting professor at the University of Oxford

Dan Kammen, University of California (Berkeley).

Remember the abstract deadline is September 1, 2008. Instructions for submission online and the Abstract Submission Form are provided at

If you have questions, please contact Michala Brechling,