Fossil of the Day #4–December 10, 2009
A "Ray of the Day" for France and Fossils of the Day for New Zealand (3rd Place), Germany (2nd Place), and Poland (3rd Place).
Climate Action Network (CAN) regularly judges three Fossil of The Day awards to the countries who perform the worst during the past days negotiations at UN climate change conferences. The slightly sarcastic yet highly prestigious awards are presented by Avaaz.org daily at 6pm during climate talks, followed by presentation by local activists at winning embassies in capital cities around the world. The Fossil of the Day awards were first presented at the climate talks in 1999 in Bonn, initiated by the German NGO Forum.