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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.

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...

What is China To Do?

Mitchell F. Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mitchell F. Stanley

As China and the United States approach the climate change summit in Copenhagen at year end, one thing is clear: Neither country likes being told what to do by others.

Why I'm Joining The Hopenhagen Movement

Laurie David | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Laurie David

I'm joining Hopenhagen because everything I love and care about is at stake. I do not want the day to come when my daughters ask us why we did not do more.

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...