Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cisco TelePresence Planned for U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen

Cisco has established a Global Climate Change Meeting Platform (GCCMP) powered by a network of Cisco TelePresence and conferencing technologies to extend the reach of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen (COP15). Specifically, the COP15 main conference facility, the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, will feature four Cisco TelePresence rooms, specially designed to make local and remote meeting participants feel as if they are in the same room. The rooms will be connected to 77 Cisco TelePresence rooms, the Danish Ministry of Climate and Energy, and select Danish embassies around the world at no cost to COP15 participants. In addition, the Danish government is arranging access to the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, UNEP in Nairobi, the United Nations' Palais des Nations, UNICC in Geneva and U.N. Headquarters in New York City.

Earlier this year, Cisco was chosen by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark as the official technology partner of COP15, which takes place in the Danish capital between Dec. 7 and 18.