Posts Tagged ‘COP15’

Covering Copenhagen

All eyes will be on the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen starting next week — and we’re pleased to offer real-time, daily coverage of the conference happenings here on Earthkeepers .  Introducing our Copenhagen reporting team:

Olivia Zaleski

OLIVIA ZALESKI is a journalist focused on environmentalism as it relates to business, corporate best practice and executive thinking. As the regular "green correspondent" for CNNmoney.com , Olivia can be found hosting CNN and Fortune Magazine’s Emmy-nominated series, "Business of Green ,” as well as hosting "Home Work ," the popular green do-it-yourself series for Money Magazine.  In addition, Olivia reports for Hearst Magazine’s "The Daily Green" and appears regularly as, ABC’s "Good Morning America Now " green expert. She has also contributed her commentary and advice to programs like Discovery Channel’s TreehuggerTV, PlumTV, the CW and nationally syndicated morning news program The Daily Buzz. Follow Olivia’s twitter account here or check in daily to the Earthkeepers blog for the latest from COP15.

Gabriel London

GABRIEL LONDON is a documentary filmmaker and writer.  As the founder of the documentary film production company, Found Object Films , Gabriel has produced and directed films that bring overlooked stories to a national audience, dealing with issues ranging from the death penalty to climate change. In the process, he has used his work to participate in advocacy campaigns, work for which he was awarded a Soros Criminal Justice Award . His films have been broadcast nationally on networks ranging from MTV to SpikeTV and as part of film festivals including IDFA, Urbanworld Film Festival, and Live Earth.

For the next two weeks, Olivia and Gabriel will be sharing the view from Copenhagen through videos and blog posts, interviews with key leaders attending the conference and coverage of key events.  (For Copenhagen coverage in 140 characters or less, you can also follow Olivia on Twitter .)

Saving the world in 14 days is a daunting challenge … and we’re hopeful that leaders gathering in Copenhagen are up for it.  If you haven’t already joined our campaign to encourage climate action at Copenhagen, do it now .

Then, come on back to Earthkeepers to follow along as Copenhagen unfolds.

Don’t Tell Us It Can’t Be Done

In December, 192 nations from around the world will come together in Copenhagen to attempt to ratify a new global climate change treaty, designed to replace the soon-to-expire Kyoto protocol .

COP15 represents a significant opportunity to take action on climate change … an opportunity we’re strongly supporting through Don’t Tell Us It Can’t Be Done , a global movement encouraging citizens of the world to positively affect the process by challenging government leaders to set standards for emissions.

Make your voice heard by signing our online petition which asks world leaders to come to an agreement on fair and binding climate legislation in Copenhagen.  And, stay tuned for daily updates and exclusive interviews here on the Earthkeepers blog as our on-the-ground correspondent reports from the climate conference in Copenhagen.

Climate Change, Common Sense and Copenhagen

Channel 4 News in the UK featured the following clip yesterday focused on the flurry of activity taking place in advance of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference — including fevered lobbyists, costumed activists, public uncertainty and a divided business community.  Timberland’s President and CEO Jeff Swartz is featured — not as a lobbyist or activist, but as a voice calling for "common sense to prevail:"

Will you be watching at the plate glass window to see if COP15 gets the final question right?  Share your thoughts with us here .