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Walk-outs and sit-ins urge change.

Demonstrators walk out to join people’s forum outside the Bella Center. – (photo by Daygot Leeyos) As thousands marched towards the Bella Center this morning, hundreds inside marched out. These actions were sparked by a combination of two things: limited access to NGO’s (non-governmental organizations) 2. stagnant negotiations between Annex I (developed) countries and G77 […]

Secretary Chu snubs Canada’s environment minister

The Toronto Star “Summit Insider” blog reports that U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s snubbed Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice out of a photo op on Monday at the Copenhagen climate talks. On Monday, Toby Heaps, a Canadian magazine editor, was handed a Canadian delegation press release about a photo-op to occur with the two officials […]

Urgent to act now in Copenhagen, say Midwest leaders

Midwest state and local government elected officials are among the thousands who have converged on Copenhagen, Denmark to urge the leaders of 192 nations to come together to tackle climate change. Governor Jim Doyle of Wisconsin is the highest ranking midwestern elected official with a public role here, giving a key address. “Why would someone […]

Notes from Copenhagen

Stepping into the conference center at theĀ United Nations Climate Change Conference is like stepping into an international river. A rush of people from all over the world constantly streams along the hallways, meeting rooms, work spaces, cafes and conference displays. Many delegates speed through on their way to strategy and negotiations sessions, while others stop […]

Canada’s PR nightmare in Copenhagen

The Toronto Star “Summit Insider” blog reports that U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu snubbed Canada’s Environment Minister Jim Prentice out of a photo op on Monday at the Copenhagen climate talks. On Monday, Toby Heaps, a Canadian magazine editor, was handed a Canadian delegation press release about a photo-op with the two officials occuring outside […]

One degree really does matter

Today was a day that for me, topped all days. It was the official first day of the second week of the climate negotiations and the ministers and presidents of most countries have arrived. Access to the Bella Center here in Copenhagen will be severely restricted tomorrow with over 25,000 people registered to attend. Today […]