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Change the system, not the climate: Vancouver panel

Voices from Bolivia and Venezuela on the fight for climate justice after Copenhagen featuring Pablo Solon, Bolivia's representative at the United Nations, lead spokesperson on climate change at the Copenhagen Summit, and Federico Fuentes, a participant in the revolutionary process in Venezuela and writer, on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.


Canada's climate policy spoofed

December 23, 2009
| Canadian activists, the Yes Men and Action Aid were behind a series of fake press releases sent out during the UN climate change summit in Copenhagen. We speak with Frans Mikael Jansen of Action Aid.
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Fairy tales versus reality in Copenhagen

Denmark is the home of renowned children's author Hans Christian Andersen. Copenhagen is dotted with historical spots where Andersen lived and wrote. The Little Mermaid was one of his most famous tales, published in 1837, along with The Emperor's New Clothes.

As the United Nations' climate summit, called "COP 15," enters its final week, with more than 100 world leaders arriving amid growing protests, the notion that a binding agreement will come from this conference looks more and more like a fairy tale.


Climate leadership needed in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN -- "Politicians talk, leaders act" read the sign outside the Bella Center in Copenhagen on the opening day of the United Nations climate summit. Inside the convention centre, the official delegations from 192 countries, hundreds of NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) -- an estimated 15,000 people in all -- are engaging in two weeks of meetings aiming for a global agreement to stave off catastrophic global climate change. Five thousand journalists are covering the event.

Outside, Copenhagen has been transformed into a vibrant, global hub of climate-change activism, forums and protest planning. In one square, an ice sculpture of a polar bear melts day by day, and an open-air exhibit of towering photos displays "100 places to remember that will disappear."

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