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Transparency & Civilian Participation Falls Apart at COP15

After a disappointing day for many of us, who waited in seemingly endless lines to nowhere, the COP has essentially come to an early end… at least for observers. As anticipated, COP15 has become the most attended climate COP to date.   Unfortunately, the Bella Center in Copenhagen (capacity of 15,000) is not large enough to […]

Beauty and the Beast and Tens of Thousands of Protesters

Media, Media Everywhere…

Today, CNBC pulled me aside asking for a few sound bites on the major issues at COP15 and the importance of technology in reaching a climate solution.  The amount of media here is incredible.  Reporters, recorders, cameras, lights, and microphones are truly everywhere, all competing for stories and shots.

Initial Impressions

The Bella Center, where the conference is being held, is enormous and full of things to see.  There are green plant displays, internet stations, pamphlets on all aspects of climate-related issues, cafes, and more.  The variety of people from all over the world is exciting.  Standing in the “observers” line to get our registration badges […]

Getting Settled In

Most of us have made it to Copenhagen now.  A few travel snags, but nothing too serious.  The Bella Center is very well organized, and the registration/badge pickup has gone fairly smoothly.  We’re excited to have free passes for travel on all public transit in Copenhagen — trains, buses, Metro, etc.  They’ve really thought of everything.  […]