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Urgent action needed as Arctic ice melts

Feature story | July 15, 2009 at 6:00

Arctic ice is melting at an unprecedented rate. As scientists on board the Arctic Sunrise gather more data showing the urgency of the situation, world leaders stay inactive.

Copenhagen Diary 10 |Leadership Crisis : neither “Seal the Deal” nor “Bend the Trend”

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 22, 2009

It was super cold on Friday late evening. After the “climate shame” photo shoot I left Oksnehallen Hall in Copenhagen’s Vesterbro district – the alternative venue given to NGOs, civil society and observers by the Danish Foreign...

Drowned rats

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

World leaders are scurrying to the Copenhagen airport like rats fleeing a sinking ship. You’d think they were all in the Maldives right now or something, and they could see the water closing in over their heads (if you’ll permit me to...

World leader cop-out leads to failure

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

It's a gut-busting, heart-breaking cop-out and I'm so very, very angry although sadly not very surprised. The exhaustion we're all feeling in the Greenpeace team only adds to the appalling sense of frustration - our leaders swanned in...

Copenhagen: Blow by blow

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 19, 2009

Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). While we're waiting to hear the announcements from Copenhagen - here's a blow by blow account of what's happened at the Summit...

Copenhagen Diary 9 | Between the Debate and Speeches

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

There has been snowing since Wednesday night. All Copenhagen landscape turned white. I was on the bus no 250S to Gladsaxe Stadium outside Copenhagen’ city center with Khun Amarit(Mum) – news reporter from Thailand’s Public Broadcasting...

Copenhagen Diary 8 | Crackdown

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

On December 16 as Climate Justice Action and Climate Justice Now activists planned to enter the COP15 venue and stage “People’s Assembly”, the access has been highly restricted. Metro station at the Bella Center was closed. More...

Hanging out for a FAB deal

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009 2 comments

While our mock head of state was crashing the Queen's dinner party , other Greenpeace volunteers were out on the streets of Copenhagen, climbing lamp posts to carry on our theme of the day - politicians talk, leaders act. Hailing from...

Greenpeace "Head of State" crashes Queen’s dinner to send a message to world leaders

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 18, 2009

Tomorrow is the last day of the UN climate summit and, by all accounts, the negotiations have descended into complete chaos. The voice of civil society has been increasingly marginalized. There has been no leadership from the developed...

Copenhagen Diary 7 | Flopenhagen

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 17, 2009

“We want Copenhagen to not be remembered as a ‘Flopenhagen’, we want a Hopenhagen.” That was the closing remark of Kumi Naidoo – Greenpeace International Executive Director at the side event on the 1st day of the COP15 to demand the...

Copenhagen Diary 6 | Undemocratic fashions inside the Bella Center

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 15, 2009

Late morning on Sunday, I was asked by Penchom Tang and Kingkorn Narinthon Na Ayutthaya- Thai Working Group for Climate Justice’s colleagues to help taking 9 community leaders from Thailand to participate in “Hit the Production” action...

Copenhagen Diary 5 |Samba Drums

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 14, 2009

A clear blue sky over Christiansborg Slotsplads (Parliament Square) seen two police and military helicopters flying around as about 100,000 people were taking over the area. It marked Global Day of Climate Action in Copenhagen and more...

Copenhagen Diary 4 | NGO Climate Rescue Station (CRS)

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009 1 comment

“…After passing through the registration area and the ID badge checkpoint, walk directly ahead past the cloakroom and through the  exhibition area towards a set of double doors, above which is a banner advertising the NGO Climate...

Copenhagen Diary 3 | The Entrance

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009

“I was at war in Vietnam” said very senior charismatic American Indian man based in California I met and greet on the bus heading into town center as I was telling him that I come from Bangkok and work for Greenpeace there. He is one...

Copenhagen Diary 2 |Keep Talking…The Boat is Ready

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009 2 comments

Unfortunately I missed the highlight on the first day when Leah Wickham – a young woman from Fiji speaking on behalf of more than 10 million people who signed tcktcktck petition calling for an immediate legally binding and Abigail...

Copenhagen Diary – 1

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 11, 2009

I landed at Kastrup airport of Copenhagen and checked Greenpeace website to discover that the Countdown to Copenhagen clock for the UN climate summit showed exactly 24 hours were left before the most important meeting in the history of...

Place your bets for Fossil Of The Day

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 9, 2009 2 comments

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYQQfZHDTNg&feature=player_embedded] Sometimes, there is such a beautiful synchronisation of multiple ideas in a single word, I'm tempted to believe that it couldn't possibly have happened by...

Check out the live stream of our side event here at the UN climate summit

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 9, 2009

Earlier this year, Grenpeace activists hung the above banner on the iconic Mt. Rushmore in the US after it became apparent that Obama was not leading the climate debate as he'd promised. In just a couple hours, you can tune in to...

Day one at Copenhagen-the short version

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 8, 2009

Lots of folks here are sending updates out about how the first day of the climate summit went but I thought I would share this email form a friend, it seemed so easy to understand and covers all the basics of what went down here at the...

Obama moves date of Copenhagen trip

Blog entry by Chuck Baclagon | December 5, 2009 2 comments

President Obama has announced that he will now come to Copenhagen on December 18th, the same day as other heads of state. This is most certainly welcome news . All the elements are now in place for world leaders to move forward and...

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