The United Nations Climate Change Summit (COP15) is taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark on December 7-18. All eyes are focused on politicians, NGOs and activists, during negotiations that will help determine the future course of the world.
Online citizen media has already played an enormously important role in raising global awareness and moving citizens to take action by protesting, signing petitions, lighting candles, etc.
On this page:
- Global Voices Team in Copenhagen
- Global Voices Environment Coverage
- Recommended Citizen Media
- Citizen Photos
- Citizen Video and Live-Blogs
- Miscellaneous Multi-Media
- Copenhagen Climate Speech Mashup!
Global Voices Team in Copenhagen
The following Global Voices authors will be in Copenhagen for COP15. You can read them on their own blogs, or follow them via the Twitter list: “GV-bloggers-at-COP15″
- Ghana blogger: Mac-Jordan
- Maldives blogger: Saffah Faroog
- Brazil blogger: Diego Casaes
- Kenya blogger: Juliana Rotich
Selected posts from their blogs:
- Saffah: COP15 NOT A VICTORY FOR MALDIVES
Saffah: PRESIDENT NASHEED VISITS ‘VULNERABLE’ EXHIBITION
Diego: President Lula's speech at COP15
Diego: The Climate Debt Agents fashion show
Diego: COP15: “No deal is better than a bad deal”
Mac-Jordan: Fresh Air Center at COP15 (featuring Kumi Naidoo, Daryl Hannah, and the mayor of Vancouver)
Mac-Jordan: Day 5&6: We Want a Real Deal
Mac-Jordan: Day 4: High-Level Segment
Mac-Jordan: Day 3: African Nations Walks Out Of Climate Talks
Juliana: CPH Day 2: Climate Drama
Mac-Jordan: Day 2: Bla. Bla.. Bla… ACT Now
Saffah: PHOTOS FROM DECEMBER 12 DEMONSTRATION IN COPENHAGEN
Diego: On hope, climate change and our efforts in the COP15
Juliana: Random: Enroute to Copenhagen
Mac-Jordan: Ghana Blogger at COP15 Denmark
Mac-Jordan: Climate Change & COP15
Global Voices Environment Coverage
Bloggers worldwide write about the subjects that affect them personally, including climate change. We seek out important voices that are rarely heard and amplify them for a large audience.
- Bangladesh's Planned Coal Power Plant Threatens Sundarbans Mangrove Forest
- Cadmium-Laced Rice Found in China
- Indonesia: Petition to Save the Forest of Aceh
- China's Kunming Residents Stage Another Chemical Plant Protest
- Chinese Officials Attempt to Stem Protests
- Save Lhasa, Tibet from Destruction
- Shanghai Residents Protest Battery Plant Over Potential Pollution
- Schools Close in Panama Due to Energy Crisis
- China Censors Chemical Plant Protest
- Trinidad & Tobago: Gem of a Garden
- St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Environmental Entrepreneur
- Bermuda: Bag Tax or Bad Tax?
- EU Seal Ban Maims Indigenous Way of Life in the Arctic
- Chinese Dream: To Become the Father of an American
- Chronicler of Saint Lucian History Remembered
Recommended Citizen Media
Th!nk About It – A blogging portal and competition from the European Journalism Center involving dozens of world voices.
Arab Environment Watch – Monitoring environmental issues in Jordan and Arab world.
Engagemedia.org/Climate – Video sharing site about social justice and environmental issues in the Asia Pacific
Indymedia Danmark – Street reporters from Denmark unite with other media activists to cover the COP15 UN climate conference from protesters’ perspective.
Earth Journalism Awards - Hundreds of stories from local journalists around the world, including citizen media.
Adopt a Negotiator - A group of 13 young people each adopt a negotiator at the UN Summit and cover their every step during the talks via blogs and Twitter.
Climate Insider – For online activists, there is an invitation-only email list curated by TckTckTck where some of the most active organizations exchange links and information. Apply to join.
World Wide Views on Global Warming – a deliberative project involving 4,400 citizens from 38 countries to affect international climate policy.
Klima Forum 09 – An alternative People's Climate Summit held in Copenhagen from December 7-18 to create an open space, where people, movements and organisations can develop constructive solutions to the climate crisis.
openDemocracy – Leading thinkers explore various political perspectives on the climate change debate.
New Life Festival – More than 3000 Danish homes are opening their doors to activists who need a place to stay during the Copenhagen Summit, organized
Global Voices has a spreadsheet of even more projects that we are updating as we go. Feel free to add links if you think there is something we are missing.
Fotopedia – An encyclopedia of beautiful photos with a special contest on COP15.
Demotix – The citizen photo news agency has a special section on Copenhagen.
Flickr- Thousands of photos have been tagged with “COP15″ on the global photo-sharing website.
Citizen Video and Live-Blogs
- A super-nifty Copenhagen Target Converter developed by Sandbag to lessen the headache of comparing effort across countries using different baseline years.
- A 4-page PDF guide for journalists covering the Climate Change summit from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED).
- Online voting continues in the Angry Mermaid Award for which company or business lobby is the worst climate villain.
- GreenPeace Action-Pact flash-animated, slogan writing game.
Copenhagen Climate Speech Mashup!
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