"The hardest hit region has benefited least from the international climate change regime because previous and current global climate change agreements have had little relevance to Africa. The next climate change negotiations will take place in Copenhagen in December 2009. Approximately one quarter of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will come from Africa. This round of negotiations, which aim to create a new agreement that will be a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, offers Africa an opportunity to have a voice to shape the outcomes for its benefit."