U.S. Department of State Announces U.S. Center at Copenhagen Climate Change Negotiation and Launches COP-15 Web site: www.cop15.state.gov
The U.S. Center will occupy a central location in the Bella Conference Center. It will provide an opportunity for the approximately 15,000 accredited participants at COP-15 and the Department’s COP-15 Web site visitors to learn more about U.S. climate actions. The U.S. Center will feature panel presentations, publications and videotape screenings to describe U.S. climate change policies and initiatives, including public-private partnerships and collaboration with other governments. Science On a Sphere®, a visually compelling globe that displays computer-driven animated images of the Earth’s land, oceans, and atmosphere, will be the U.S. Center’s dynamic centerpiece.
The COP-15 Web site (www.cop15.state.gov) will serve as the central resource for public information about United States policy positions and U.S. Center programs at the Copenhagen negotiation. The U.S. Center page will feature the two-week program of events, as well as fact sheets, photographs, and brief audio and video recordings from selected panels. Through Web streaming, there will be opportunities to watch U.S. Center programs happening live in Copenhagen. On its Press page, the Web site will feature press releases, statements and transcripts of formal press briefings. The Links page will connect users to U.S. climate change Web sites across the Federal Government.
The Department has also launched a Facebook page for the duration of the Copenhagen conference at www.facebook.com/usdos.cop15 to provide real time news, updates and information to users worldwide.