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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.

The Most Important People Were Not in Copenhagen

David Kroodsma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Kroodsma

The important people are your friends and your friends' friends...They are the people who you can influence.

Memo to Danes: Even You Cannot Control This Summit

Naomi Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Naomi Klein

By the end of this weekend's protests in Copenhagen, around 1,100 people had been arrested. The arrests, part of a pattern all week, felt like a warning: deviations from the "Hopenhagen" message will not be tolerated.

Ending the "Hopenhagen" Dream

Jasmeet Sidhu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jasmeet Sidhu

It's halfway through the conference, negotiations have barely moved an inch, and climate advocates are enraged at the lack of progress. How and why did we lose the dream of Hopenhagen?

We Are Now in a Crucial Moment -- It's Time to Make a Decision

Al Gore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Al Gore

Right now we are trapped in a dangerous cycle: borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf, and then burn it in ways that destroys the planet. Every bit of that has got to change.

The United Faces Of Hopenhagen Exclusive (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

With the countdown to COP15 under way, Hopenhagen.org will be releasing three videos these next few weeks to bring voice to the citizens of Hopenhagen...

Hopenhagen Ambassador Contest: HuffPost Citizen Journalist Will Win A Trip To Copenhagen

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

Most people don't know it, but the fate of the world is at stake this December. The UN is holding a Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark where th...

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 ...