Of the estimated 20,000 people converging on the UN climate conference this week and next, half of them are expected to be under the age of 30. My colleague in Copenhagen, Kristina Haddad, reports…
It has been a challenge here in Copenhagen to find a meal that does not involve a sausage wrapped in bacon (seriously – that seems to be a popular culinary treat), something to do with rare roast beef, or a sauté of a hoofed or winged friend from the animal kingdom.
There are a lot of images that are swimming in my head.
It’s a bitter cold day and I’m tired. Though there were some developments today (the EU pledged big sums of money to developing countries to fight climate change and called for 30% reduction of emissions by 2020), I’ve also heard that the Bella Center, where the negotiations are being conducted, has turned into a cesspool of rumors — mostly negative — about what kind of deal could emerge out of Copenhagen.
Today I was baptized into the world of COP 15.
I stood amongst the many activists – flyers in hand – attempting to deliver our message.
I spent today hanging out with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Well, to be a bit more precise, I spent the day hanging out with a life size, cardboard cutout of the movie star turned Governor of California.
The deal being discussed in Denmark right now, in the name of climate change, is actually a framework for truth in advertising on a global economic scale. Think FASB on steroids.
I know my way around Copenhagen after only a few days here – which I consider an accomplishment for someone who is directionally challenged.
Today was the launch of our “side events,” or briefings, that are conducted to inform COP15 attendees of our message.
Our message being that though it may seem that the last 8 years the U.S. has been absent in terms of climate change action – the truth is that at the state level bold action is being taken.
I love cold weather. I feel good in cold weather. But not too cold. So as I prepared to go to Copenhagen in December I was warned.
My wife’s grandmother, Sadie, will turn 103 next month.
Of all the things that might concern or interest her, she lay awake the other night worried that world leaders won’t solve the climate crisis before it’s too late.