COP15 Barometer – December 15, 2009

On another cold December day the long queues at the Bella Center were once again one of the hot topics as Electrolux interviewed conference delegates at the Bella Center’s metro station about the day’s key issues and expectations for a climate deal on Friday.

Cold weather and waiting time, however, could not overshadow the fact that we are entering a crucial stage in the negotiations.

Tuesday’s hottest topics were therefore the opening session with the arrival of key government leaders and the financing of a new climate agreement. Governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s participation in the summit was also hot on the lips of many respondents today.

Belief that a consensus on an ambitious climate agreement will be reached by Friday is still difficult to discern, so the barometer measure is still on the low side.

Measurements on the COP15 barometer, December 15, 2009:

Belief that the Copenhagen conference is moving closer to an agreement:

The most important issues of the day raised by our interviewees (in order of importance):

  • The opening session and arrival of the government leaders
  • How the agreement should be financed
  • Long queues in front of the Bella Center
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s arrival in town
  • NGOs exit from the Bella Center

About the COP15 Barometer

From December 14 to18, 2009, Danish online newspaper, in cooperation with Electrolux, will check the temperature and mood each day at the climate negotiations taking place at Copenhagen’s Bella Center. Between 70 and 100 delegates and journalists will be asked each day what they think about the negotiations’ progress and what they see as today’s “hot” topic. Click here to see the COP15 Barometer online.

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