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Bridging the Gap: The Outcome of the Climate Conference in Copenhagen

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Anne Binsted, Daniel Bongardt, Holger Dalkmann, Matthieu Wemaëre
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This paper provides a brief overview of the outcome of the United Nations conference on climate change in Copenhagen in December 2009. It was the 15th meeting of the Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC), COP 15, and a discussion of the implications of decisions made there in respect to the land transport sector and how transport can play a more defining role in addressing climate change. The aim of this paper is to identify opportunities and challenges arising from the outcomes of COP15 to better link sustainable transport and climate policy. It also aims to develop recommendations for 2010 and beyond.