From December 7-18, more than 18,000 world citizens will gather in Copenhagen at COP15 the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change to attempt to effect a world-wide agreement that will limit the pollution that causes climate change.
Who will be attending? What will they be doing? Why will they be there?
Governments will be sending their official representatives "to participate and negotiate at the sessions of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol." When all is said and done, these are the individuals who will hammer out the agreements; who, in a sense, will decide our fate. United Nations bodies, specialized agencies and related organizations will be in attendance. And, of course, there will be world press.
But by far the largest contingent will be ordinary citizens, with no government connections. Some will take part as members of non-governmental observer organizations, such as the Sierra Club. Others will just be there representing themselves. They all will have no official capacity. They may attend sessions. They may take part in demonstrations. They may meet with their government representatives.
They all will be trying to make a difference.
On this website, we will present some of their stories. We think you will see a world united in a way you may not have seen before. For those committed to affecting change, it's nice to know you're not alone.
Unprecedented climate change is happening right now. It threatens to make human life on earth difficult and unpleasant at best, and at worst, impossible. If you're convinced that climate change is not real, that the science is not clear, that it's all being made up... then please go away. You are irrelevant to a clean, healthy future.