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Conference Facts and Figures
November 18, 2009   
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The international COP15 conference takes place December 7-18 in the Danish capital, Copenhagen.

- COP stands for Conference of the Parties. It is the 15th climate change conference held as part of the United Nations Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC).
- The conference is expected to draw between 12,000 and 15,000 delegates.
- COP15 is one of the biggest UN conferences ever to be held outside New York or Geneva. COP14 took place in the western Polish city of Poznań last year.
- Citizens and NGOs from all over the world will debate how to solve the climate crisis at Klimaforum09, an event running parallel to COP15 in downtown Copenhagen.
- The COP15 logo is composed of 192 lines, one for each UN member state and symbolizes the connections between everything on our planet.
- Almost 20 percent of electricity in Denmark comes from wind power.
- Danish companies produce nearly half the wind turbines in the world.
- Copenhagen has 350 kilometers of cycle tracks and 40 kilometers of green cycle routes.
- In Copenhagen, bicycling is a way of life rather than merely a means of transport or a form of exercise. One in three people travel by bicycle to work or school every day.
- Free rental bicycles will be provided for COP15 delegates.

More information on the Climate Change Conference at www.COP15.dk
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