10 million activists voices in Copenhagen

Posted by jossc — 8 December 2009 at 5:36pm - Comments

John Bowler

John Bowler is the Project Manager for our Countdown to Copenhagen work and will be updating on what is going on in and around the Bella Center in Copenhagen over the next two weeks. In this repost from the climate rescue weblog John shares his thoughts on the opening day's events at the conference.

"There ain't no power like the power of the people 'cause the power of the people don't stop" will undoubtedly be my memory of the opening of the Climate Summit in Copenhagen this morning. This chant, or more precisely rap, was pounded out by the Solar Generation drummers and rappers. Their performance captivated all who entered the negotiations via the 'metro' gate. Almost as captivating was the free hot coffee given out by Greenpeace activists beside a 16m2 video screen which beamed the "save the climate" message with stories of climate voices from around the world to the 1,000s who joined the queue to gain access to the meeting.

Meet the web team in Copenhagen

Posted by jamie — 7 December 2009 at 2:36pm - Comments

Another day has dawned cold and gray here in Copenhagen, but there are plenty of reasons for excitement and optimism. Now that President Obama' has agreed to attend the conference, all the elements are now in place for world leaders to move forward and agree a legally binding treaty to stop climate chaos.

Greenpeace has a sizeable delegation on the ground here, representing the millions of activists worldwide who are calling for a deal that will do what the science says we must do to avert an utter climate catastrophe. I’m lucky enough to be part of the web team that will be updating you on what's happening both inside and outside the UN climate summit.

Special welcome awaits leaders flying down to Copenhagen

Posted by jamie — 4 December 2009 at 11:59am - Comments

With world leaders and his/her partner of unspecified gender arriving in Copenhagen over the next few days, it's the perfect time to grab their attention and focus their minds on the task ahead. Particularly as most are funnelled through one small area, namely Copenhagen airport.

Voices for Change: Sydney

Posted by jossc — 11 November 2009 at 1:20pm - Comments

In Sydney, between drought and dust storms, the effects of climate change are becoming more visible than ever.

In this Voices for Change video Amanda McKenzie from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition explains how these changes are affecting life in a city increasingly vulnerable to storm surges and rising sea-levels.

Voices for Change: Delhi

Posted by jossc — 5 November 2009 at 11:40am - Comments

Erratic monsoons, the highest summer temperatures for 50 years, disrupted summer rainfall patterns - just some of the impacts of climate change which are threatening the Indian city of Delhi.

In this second Voices for Change video, Delhi born photographer Ishan Tankha describes how the weather in India has changed during his lifetime, and ponders the consequences for himself and his fellow citizens.

Copenhagen - Voices for Change

Posted by jossc — 30 October 2009 at 3:04pm - Comments

The Copenhagen Climate Change Summit this December represents the best chance we have of reaching a deal to reverse current emissions trends in time to prevent climate chaos.

This is the first in a series of videos, Voices for Change, which talks to some of those who're already suffering aroung the world as a result of climate change. We'll be publishing more in the weeks running up to Copenhagen.

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