Friday, December 4, 2009

It's coming...

Unless you've been stuck in a hole, I'm sure you realize that next week is COP15 - the climate conference in Copenhagen.

The following are a list of resources to learn more about what COP15 is and why it is important:

  • The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has released a four-page briefing called COP15 for journalists: a guide to the UN climate change summit. This gives a very nice basic guide on the background and the key points.
  • Visit Hopenhagen. Hopenhagen is a movement and a chance at a new beginning. The hope that during the United Nations Climate Change Conference a better future for our planet can be built. It is the hope that we can create a global community that will lead our leaders into making the right decisions. The promise that by solving our environmental crisis, we can solve our economic crisis at the same time.
  • Visit and learn why COP15 is being called the most complex and vital agreement the world has ever seen.
  • Visit the official COP15 website.
  • Read updates from who will be on site at the Copenhagen conference.
This next week will be a very interesting and critical time for the future of our planet. Even Google has helped launch a new tool to give people a vote on the outcome of the crucial meeting."Show Your Vote" allows people to register in a virtual ballot box that can be embedded into any website (see below).

If you have any stories from Copenhagen, please let me know. I'd be very interested to hear them.

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