"Today is 'Young and Future Generations Day' at the Copenhagen climate talks, where at least 1,000 youth from dozens of countries are in attendance. So far this week, youth activists have put on at least a dozen media stunts, such as dressing as green-faced 'aliens' and asking passers-by to take them to their climate leaders. Young people are also involved in serious lobbying campaigns behind the scenes." Sara Peach reports for Grist Dec. 10, 2009.
The COP15 Web site has a pretty complete schedule of all the meetings coming up on Wed., Dec. 9, 2009, useful for both reporters in Copenhagen and those left behind who want to follow the action. In addition to the main calendar, there are other calendars showing schedules of side events, cultural events, and civil society events.
"COPENHAGEN -- Visitors to the U.S. Center at the 15th annual conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen this week will find a six-foot computer-driven globe demonstrating the environmental processes of planet Earth." Environment News Service had the story Dec. 8, 2009.
"As the formal U.N. climate talks got underway in the belly of Copenhagen's Bella Center on Monday, just up the road, a broad coalition of Danish and international environmental movements, civil society organizations, and freelance campaigners were busy launching a self-described 'people's summit.'" Lars Kroldrup reports for Green Inc. in the New York Times Dec. 8, 2009.