Fossil of the Day & Ray of the Day

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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.

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