GJEP on What Really Happened in Copenhagen
Global Justice Ecology Project attended the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December along with allies from all around the world. Global Justice Ecology Project Executive Director Anne Petermann and Co-Director/Strategist Orin Langelle report in this month’s issue of Z Magazine (linked below) what happened in Copenhagen and what it means for the future of climate change activism in the U.S. and worldwide. Also included is a link to a 28 minute radio interview of Anne Petermann which is being distributed by the Women’s International News Gathering Serivce (WINGS). And finally, a reminder to please take part in our survey to help Global Justice Ecology Project move forward in 2010.
From this month’s issue of Z Magazine : What Really Happened in Copenhagen?The iron fist of the market versus iron in the soul of the social movements
When the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) “negotiations” ended in Copenhagen, a colleague from ATTAC France remarked that we might have just witnessed the tipping point of the end of capitalism and the New World Order.
On one hand, there was the official conference representing a corporate- and market-driven system being propped up by governments responsible for this crisis. On the other, there were the thousands that gathered from across the globe to protest false solutions and promote real ones. The road to Copenhagen for many activists began on September 18, 2008 when over 100 people from 21 countries came together to discuss mobilizing for Copenhagen.
Over the next year, meetings were held in Poznan, Poland (2008 UN Climate Conference), in Belem, Brazil during the 2009 World Social Forum, and in Copenhagen. Somewhere in the midst of those meetings, Climate Justice Action was formed and became the major network for organizing the demonstrations in Copenhagen. Other Danish organizations pulled together the alternative Peoples’ Summit Klimaforum09, which featured workshops, debates, art, and serious discussions that a new world was not only possible, but necessary. An estimated 10,000 people took part each day in Klimaforum09 activities.
Please visit the Z Magazine website to read the full article or buy Z Magazine‘s February issue on newsstands now.
Global Justice Ecology Project Radio Report Back on Copenhagen Climate Talks
You can also listen to Executive Director, Anne Petermann, give a 28 minute report-back on Copenhagen in a radio interview with Kellia Ramares from Broadcaster at Large: Challenging the Assumptions We Live By, which is also being broadcast through the Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS).
In the interview, Petermann analyzes what took place in Copenhagen and the implications and ramifications for peoples, forests and biodiversity globally.