From 2 to 6 November 2009, the worldwide online climate conference CLIMATE 2009 once again offered internet users the opportunity to gather information and interact with others on current climate research all around the world. The event was free of charge and no travel costs were incurred as our participants were able to access the conference from their offices, schools and universities or from home, without causing an additional burden to the climate. By means of more than 100 scientific papers, participants were invited to join the debate – or directly ask questions to the authors and selected experts in live chats. In addition, videos illustrated the consequences of climate change in countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia or Mozambique, whereas a library on climate change facilitated detailed research on the topic. The conference site also presented climate projects from all around the world, whereas a virtual blackboard helped attendees to find new partners and projects. Here, participants were able to network and cooperate with just a few mouse clicks.
We have summarised the main results of CLIMATE 2009 in the publication list as well as in the results booklet below. The organizers would like to thank the authors of the papers and the participants from more than 147 countries as well as our partners in 2009: the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco and many more. We would also like to express our gratitude towards our 2009 premium partners Daimler and KlimaInvest for supporting the online conference.