Back from Copenhagen today. The Planet Positive 2020 Vision screening was a success, but our visit to the Klimaforum far too short – almost heartbreaking to leave the climate high. We captured some incredible visions from people from all corners of the globe. Highlights were definitely Moses Mopel Kisosion, a Massai man from Kenya, Roz Savage, British ocean rower, and Irma Poma Canchumani, an indigenous Andean woman from Peru. Check them out here: www.planet-positive/vision2020.
The atmosphere at the Klimaforum was bristling, electric – imagine thousands of people coming together with an intense desire for real system change and an ambitious, fair, and legally binding global climate deal. We caught presentations from top climate scientists, urging politicians to incorporate alarming recent findings into the political process, spiritual leaders, discussing how to reach and move people’s hearts, and representatives from African communities explaining sustainable agricultural methods (Klimaforum Program here). Perhaps one of the most inspiring sights were the banks of activists hacking away at their laptops, reporting/blogging/tweeting back to their communities around the world and spurring on a nearly palpable surge of civil society will.
We’ll be spreading the visions we collected and putting these desires out there in the universe - please add yours to the mix. Meanwhile at the Bella Center, the negotiations continue. Even though we don’t have great expectations for 350 ppm commitments, witnessing the thousands of people in Copenhagen who care so deeply about the future of the planet was nourishment enough for the next rally, and the next.
We’re going to Copenhagen!! Come and watch a collection of 2020 Videos at the Klimaforum at DGI Byen on December 8th from 8-9 PM, followed by a presentation and the opportunity to film your own 2020 Vision.
We’ll also be filming visions on the 8th and 9th at the Klimaforum. Visitors, delegates, NGO’s, and other organisations will be able to transmit their vision of a better future to the world via our website.
Klimaforum09 , the people’s global climate summit, will take place from December 7 to 19 at the DGI Byen in central Copenhagen. Organised by Danish NGOs and partly financed by the Danish Government, Klimaforum09 is open to all actors on the international climate stage and invites all people to partake in a program of debates and talks to facilitate a global climate movement. The forum will conclude in a global climate declaration to be presented to negotiators at COP15. Klimaforum09 will also present a program of workshops, films, music, theatre and exhibitions, all free of charge. Check out the programme here.
If you’re in Copenhagen, and want to get in touch with Christina Wood, our Policy and International Development rep, email her directly at email@example.com. She wants to meet you all and hear your vision! (She’s also available for interviews, dear press…)