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List of COP15 Copenhagen Protests and Events

EVOLVING EVENTS LISTINGS FOR COP15 IN COPENHAGEN:
7 - 18 Dec:
* Klimaforum ( http://www.klimaforum09.org/?lang=en)
11 Dec:
* Our Climate! Not Your Business! (organised direct action to stop Corporations taking part in COP process - Anti-corporate day, Don’t Buy the Lie! http://notyourbusiness.hacklab.dk
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Dont-Buy-The-Lie/138850811515?r...)
12 Dec:
* March for Climate Justice (including 'System Change, not Climate Change bloc')
http://12dec09.dk
* Flood for Climate Justice (demonstration by FoE, http://www.foei.org/en/what-we-do/un-climate-talks/global/2009/the-flood...)
* Global day of Action ( http://www.globalclimatecampaign.org)
13 Dec:

Sluggish Economy Prompts Europe to Reconsider Its Intentions on Climate Change

Sluggish Economy Prompts Europe to Reconsider Its Intentions on Climate Change

Europe: Alps warming at twice the Global rate

By Tim Radford. Evidence from high in the Italian Alps confirms that they are warming at twice the global rate, with the region's glaciers in retreat everywhere.

COP19: Korolec Goes Missing - Poland sacks environment Minister during talks

Korolec Goes Missing from COP19: photo by Africa Green MediaKorolec Goes Missing from COP19: photo by Africa Green MediaCOP19 took a bizarre turn on Wednesday when Polish COP19 President Marcin Korolec was sacked as minister of the environment after a cabinet reshuffle. The Verb asks why?

Civil Society NGOs walk out in protest from COP19

FOE climate justice bloc: Photo by Push Europe / FlickrFOE climate justice bloc: Photo by Push Europe / FlickrCivil society organisations are leaving the climate change negotiations today on mass. Members from Greenpeace, Oxfam, WWF, Actionaid, Friends of the Earth, the International Trade Union Confederation and 350.org all started leaving the conference at 2pm. This is an unprecedented action, the first time several major civil society groups have staged a mass walkout.

Friends of the Earth International highlighted that the Warsaw Climate Change negotiations were failing, with Tension high in Warsaw talks as G77+China walk out. The role of Australia and reduced ambition of Japan  have been widely mentioned. Australia and Canada are seen as the major wreckers, but there has been substantial intransigence from much of the developed world to progressing the negotiations forward on finance, ambition, and a loss and damage mechanism. Poland's Coal Summit has shown the fossil fuel corporatism entwined in this COP with widespread dismay at the coal powered negotiations of COP19 and at UNFCCC official Christiania Figueres who gave the keynote speech at the coal summit 

Related: Democracy Now: "Nature Does Not Negotiate": Environmentalists Walk Out of U.N. Climate Summit in Warsaw | "Polluters Talk, We Walk": Civil Society Groups Abandon Warsaw Talks over Inaction on Global Warming | "We Have to Consume Less": Scientists Call For Radical Economic Overhaul to Avert Climate Crisis Analysis: The Warsaw walkout and the Climate Movement

Warsaw Climate Change negotiations failing warn Friends of the Earth

Climate Justice on the streets but not in COP19: Photo Courtesy Push Europe / Flickr.Climate Justice on the streets but not in COP19: Photo Courtesy Push Europe / Flickr.Reposted from San Fransisco Bay Area Indymedia

Warsaw Climate Justice march at COP19

Warsaw climate justice march: Photo: The Verb / Jade NevilleWarsaw climate justice march: Photo: The Verb / Jade NevilleTradition has it that at each UNFCCC summit, passionate environmentalists, young and old, congregate together on the middle Saturday of the conference and march towards the convention centre.

Connecting The Dots For Tomorrow’s Agriculture at COP19

CCAFS stall on agriculture, food security and climate change: Photo: C. Schubert (CCAFS)CCAFS stall on agriculture, food security and climate change: Photo: C. Schubert (CCAFS)The Global Landscape Forum highlighted how young people are involved in sustainable agriculture.

COP19: Where Do Arabs Fit In?

“Arabs – Time to lead”, was the slogan emblazoned on my black t-shirt during my participation at COP18 last year in Doha as a youth delegate from the Arab Youth Climate Movement (AYCM). This was our call for the Arab world to take climate change seriously, and to push our own leaders to develop and communicate a comprehensive low carbon development strategy.

COP19: Poland Left Out In The “Coal”

Poland wins Fossil of the Day Award: Photo by David TongPoland wins Fossil of the Day Award: Photo by David TongMonday’s prize-giving of the esteemed Fossil of the Day award started with an awkward misunderstanding when Poland was presented the ‘Coal Award’ for their brand new energy source: ‘clean coal’ which is “the cleanest, the greenest, [and] the best.”

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