Policy Briefs & Reports

The Copenhagen Agreed Outcome: Form, Shape & Influence

Lavanya Rajamani

Centre for Policy Research

November 9, 2009

The final week of the climate negotiations in the lead up to the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December 2009, ended in Barcelona on November 6th with a deep sense of foreboding. Shakespearean allusions flew thick and fast, with one delegate ending the closing meeting on the fearful note that “something rotten awaits us in the State of Denmark.”