Copenhagen 2009: The carbon footprint [Infographic]

Today sees the start of the UN Climate Change Conference, where diplomats from 192 nations take part in the best and perhaps last chance to protect the world from the disasters of global warming, in what has been dubbed the most “important climate change summit in history”.

But as the UN tries to cut the carbon emissions of every nations on the planet, what about the summit’s own carbon footprint?

With almost 20,000 delegates, activists and reporters expected to converge on the Danish capital some experts are forecasting the 12 day conference, and all the activity surrounding it, to produce 41,000 tonnes of “carbon dioxide equivalent” – roughly the same as what Morocco produced during the whole of 2006.



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