While a legally binding agreement coming out of COP15 is far from happening there are many hopeful souls still here in Copenhagen fighting to move the conversation forward – to move the world in a direction of real climate change. Rumor has it the UNFCCC has asked negotiators to stay through Sunday. Hopenhagen is still alive.
Here’s one post of hope… “Over the past months, and now as as we reach the deadline for governments to reach a global deal here at the climate talks in Copenhagen, I have been struck by the collaboration – across borders and oceans – occurring in so many places and in so many quarters. On an unprecedented scale, business leaders, faith leaders, mayors, governors, and NGOs are working together within their communities to take on the climate challenge. This gives me hope. As national governments work to negotiate an agreement, this action by sub-national governments and others will enable us to move further, to act faster, to meet the urgency the climate requires.” – Aimee Christensen, Executive Director of Global Observatory and long-time climate change adviser.
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By Kelly O'Neal, Global Observatory