Each day of the conference, Climate Action Network (CAN) presents two awards, “Fossil of the Day” and “Ray of the Day.” The “Fossil of the Day” award is presented to a country judged to have done their best to block progress in the negotiations during that day. The “Ray of the Day” is given to countries that are a ray of hope of the past day of negotiations.
So far, here are the countries that have earned each award at COP19:
Fossil of the Day
Day 1: Austraila
Day 2: Poland
Day 3: 1st place: Australia, 2nd place: Turkey & “Fossil of Disbelief”: Canada
Ray of the Day
Day 1: “Ray of Solidarity”: the Phillipines
Day 2: Renewable Energy Loving Polish People
Day 3: Not announced yet
To read why each country was named either Fossil or Ray of the Day and why special awards have been created, check out CAN’s Fossil of the Day page.