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cop15 - The official homepage of the COP15 announces that the President of the USA Mr. Barack Obama will visit the Conference briefly on December 9, on his way to Oslo to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

The announcement has been taken with conflicting feelings, some environmental organizations claimin President Obama undermining this way the very important agenda of the Conference. Others say, on the other hand, that his visit, though brief, demonstrates a shift in US climate policy and gives hope that a new binding solution for future emission reduction can be reached in Copenhagen.