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A Statement of Hope: Climate Deal Day

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

A little over a year ago, I won an international competition to be the citizen representative of Hopenhagen at the U.N. climate conference in Copenhag...

Voices From the Hopenhagen Ambassador Contest

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Winning this opportunity is an enormous honor--especially because many other contestants were worthy and capable of representing you. I thus asked a few other contestants for their messages of hope.

Hope From a Flawed Conference

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

The talks at Copenhagen failed not just because of world leaders, but also due to the fact that while many people of the world say they want action on climate change, they rate the issue as a low priority.

Will Coal Power Plants be the Berlin Wall of the Future?

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

At the Brandenburg gate, which once sat in "no-man's land" between East and West Berlin, I wondered if, 20 years from now, abandoned coal power plants will be nothing more than museums.

Youth Arrive to Copenhagen in Droves Only to be Kept Out (VIDEO)

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Today young people are being turned away from the Bella Center in droves because far too many passes were given out by the United Nations.

Copenhagen Leadership Tally?

May Jeong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
May Jeong

Good news in Hopenhagen yesterday was the bold and binding proposal tabled by a group of small island countries in a last minute scrum against the backdrop of youth activists who had turned up.

Saving Ourselves From...Ourselves

Kofi Annan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kofi Annan

It is the poorest and least responsible who are having to bear the brunt of the climate challenge as rising temperatures exacerbate poverty, hunger and vulnerability to disease for billions of people.

Our Renewable Commitment To Change

Jessy Tolkan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jessy Tolkan

We are uniquely poised now, with the support of our barrier-breaking and visionary president, to chart an un-navigated course with innovation and sustainability as our guides. We have a renewable commitment to change.

The Hopenhagen Ambassador: It Could Be You

Ritt Bjerregaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ritt Bjerregaard

It's not just world leaders who carry an enormous responsibility to improve the globe's climate in the future; the responsibility also weighs on individual cities and individual people.

Hopenhagen: Your Passport To The Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

On December 7, leaders from 192 countries will gather in Copenhagen to determine the future of our planet.

Finding Hope Amid Despair in Copenhagen

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Al Gore reminded us today of how far we've come. He recalled that in Kyoto, only one head of state was in attendance. Now over 160 arrived to negotiate.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Offers Hope During Suspended Climate Conference

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

I asked Desmond "What gives you hope that we can solve climate change?"

Help Turn Copenhagen Into Hopenhagen

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Pointing the country toward a clean energy future is going to be a big job, requiring the skills of all of us -- carpenters, metal fabricators, tool and dye makers, scientists, truck drivers, software designers, engineers and others.

Hopenhagen Ambassador Contest: Meet The First Candidates

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky/Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

UPDATE: We have a winner. With nearly 2,000 votes, some notable endorsements and an inspiring story, David Kroodsma won over the judges and is our Ho...

Hope for December

Ed Begley Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ed Begley Jr.

The generation that is coming of age right now is gaining insight about environmental issues that were foreign to generations before them. They understand the magnitude of their decisions.

Climate Deal Sealed. Sort Of.

May Jeong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
May Jeong

A deal of sort has been sealed in Copenhagen. At 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference officially came to a close.

VIDEO: Virtual Tour of Outrageous Line Outside the Bella Center and the Scene at Copenhagen

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

The Bella Center, the epicenter for Copenhagen's COP 15 climate negotiations, can hold 15,000 people, but over 30,000 were given accreditation.

Learning to be an Ambassador of Hope

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Before becoming an official "ambassador," I first needed to meet the people who selected me, and I also had to learn what exactly Hopenhagen is.

Hopenhagen: Hope, What Is Hope? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With COP15 officially convening today, Hopenhagen released the third video in their campaign get leaders to act at the summit. The video dares us to ...

Join The Hopenhagen Ambassador Contest

Bradley Whitford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bradley  Whitford

I'd like to invite you to join Huffington Post's Hopenhagen Ambassador Contest. 2009-11-25-whitford.jpg

Hopenhagen Ambassador Official Contest Rules

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Overview of Official Rules These rules are divided into 3 parts: • A description of the Contest Basics, Contest Prize, and Duties of the Winner; ...

Amid Copenhagen Chaos, Schwarzenegger Promotes Change at the "Sub-National" Level

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

Maybe we can't look only to our heads of state to solve this challenge. Maybe we need to look to our local leaders. Maybe we need to look to ourselves.

Entering Hopenhagen on Bike

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

I did something that I've always wanted to do: ride a bike away from an airport.

Hammering Out a Deal for Our Future

Stephen H. Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Stephen H. Schneider

I am hopeful that we can dispense with this smokescreen soon and get on with the tough business of fashioning an environmentally sound, cost-effective and equitable set of rules to save our planet.

Hopenhagen: Messages Of Hope (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With only days until the Copenhagen climate conference, hopes for tangible commitments from the world's leaders are higher than ever. 100 citizens of...