On December 16 as Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now activists planned to enter the COP15 venue and stage “People’s Assembly”, the access has been highly restricted. Metro station at the Bella Center was closed. More barricades and defensive wall were put around the area.
Filed under: Stop climate change, Volunteers | Tags: c2c, COP15, Copenhagen
While our mock head of state was crashing the Queen’s dinner party, other Greenpeace volunteers were out on the streets of Copenhagen, climbing lamp posts to carry on our theme of the day – politicians talk, leaders act. Hailing from all over Europe – Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Slovakia, Switzerland, Israel, and the Czech Republic – 24 people hung around with banners before 21 were taken away by police.
Tomorrow is the last day of the UN climate summit and, by all accounts, the negotiations have descended into complete chaos. The voice of civil society has been increasingly marginalized. There has been no leadership from the developed countries that created the climate crisis. The pleas for survival by developing countries have been ignored. So we’ve taken action to demand leadership in the final 24 hours in order to save these talks and establish a real deal in Copenhagen.
Just moments ago, Greenpeace’s very own Head of State arrived at the Queen’s gala dinner for real Heads of State, 120 of whom are now here for the climate talks. Our distinguished faux-world leader and her entourage entered the dinner and held up two banners reading “Politicians Talk, Leaders Act.” We’re sitting here watching coverage of the action on Danish news as I type. We’re still waiting for photos, but you can see a pic on this Danish news site.
Here’s a short behind-the-scenes video, livestreamed from our Head of State’s motorcade earlier this evening as they approached Parliament:
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: Activism, Arctic Sunrise, c2c, COP15, Copenhagen, Kumi Naidoo, Rainbow Warrior
With the Copenhagen talks going nowhere fast, a leaked document (pdf) has caused some excitement here in the Greenpeace office and throughout the campaigning fraternity here in the Danish capital. Actually, that’s probably an understatement, and Greenpeace ED Kumi is calling this “the single most important piece of paper in the world today”.
What’s worth such claims? The document, dated this Tuesday 15 December, is a UN memo analysing the pledges made by developed nations and some others in the run-up to Copenhagen. From this information they’ve calculated that if that’s all that comes out of the deal tomorrow, we’re on track for global temperatures rises of around 3C.
Filed under: Life at work, Stop climate change, Volunteers | Tags: Activism, climate justice, Conpenhagen, rainforest
Posted by Lisa at 3:06 PM
Ben Jasper is international projects co-ordinator at Greenpeace Czech Republic. Pictured above – occupying the top of the smokestack at Prenerov II coal fired power plant. Below he shares some encouraging news on how a small Pacific Island State is taking a stand against this plant.
Filed under: Stop climate change | Tags: climate, Copenhagen, denial, DeSmogBlog, Exxon, Frank Luntz, Global Warming, IPCC, James Hansen, spin
“There are many true things that are not useful for the vulgar crowd to know; and certain things, which although they are false it is expedient for the people to believe otherwise.”
– Augustine of Hippo, City of God, 426 A.D.
Car salesmen and burger tycoons have sabotaged the most important decision of our generation.
As the highly-anticipated Copenhagen climate summit limps towards indecision, the largest money-making corporations on the planet privately celebrate their ability to undermine science and hijack the international political process.
Filed under: Life at work, Philippines, Stop climate change | Tags: astro turfing, chevron, google, google adwords, greenpeacebuzz
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