David Gillette prepares to leave for Copenhagen to cover the COP15 Climate Change Conference. Here's an introduction to the project. (Look for a new Illustrated Essay, right here, every day of the conference: December 7 - 18, 2009.)
"Please Help the World", film from the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 (COP15) in Copenhagen from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark. Shown on December 7, 2009 at COP15.
According to United Nations organizers, 34,000 individuals are seeking to participate in some way in the Copenhagen Climate Change negotiations (COP15). That's 4,000 more than attended the 1992 Rio Summit AND the downtown ad hoc tent city which gave birth to the Climate Change Convention being negotiated as well as several other international negotiating frameworks to address major environmental issues.
Unfortunately, the Bella Center Venue can only hold 15,000.
But the Internet can still provide resources to "get us in" to the negotiations - here are a handful of sites that I find useful beyond the standard collection of Google Alerts that I have set up in my Google Reader.
- 27/4 livestream by OneClimate.tv - includes live twitterstream
- Climate Action Tracker provides detailed information on individual country pledges for greenhouse gas emission reductions
- Inside COP15 - World Wildlife Fund plan up to six new videos and a live streamed event every day