This week marks the start of the 20th Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru. This conference brings together climate negotiators from around the world to tackle some of our planet's most pressing climate change issues. In this "State in 60 Seconds" video, Clare Sierawski, Chief of Staff to Todd Stern, Special Envoy for Climate Change, explains what the COP is and why this conference matters to everyone.
Don't forget that you can participate in side events at COP-20 online by visiting the U.S. Center's YouTube Channel. You can also submit questions to our presenters using the chat box on the YouTube Live Event page, through the YouTube comment section, or on Twitter using the hashtag #AskUSCenter.
About the Author: Georgia Mu serves in the Department of State's Bureau of Oceans, International Environmental, and Scientific Affairs (OES). She is the Assistant Manager of the U.S. Center at COP-20.
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