Was Copenhagen a Failure?

Someone may ask you at your next holiday party and if you read this post, you'll have an answer! Or, at least the beginning of one. So before you shut off your computer and go see Avatar (which you definitely SHOULD), check out what happened over in Denmark and how it affects us.

After two weeks of nonstop talking, the world's climate leaders and negotiators have left Copenhagen without a deal. Well, sort-of. They have a political agreement... kind of. Here's what I mean:

Alec Loorz: Live from Copenhagen Day 4

By Alec Loorz - ACE Youth Leader

Wow, I feel so inspired while writing this. The highlight of my day was a speech by Al Gore calling upon the world leaders to take real action for the youth of this and every generation.

The Islands Have Their Say

By Kevin Hsu

We were heading into a briefing for civil society by UNFCCC head Yvo de Boer, when I noticed a gaggle of cameras and a crowd of conference-goers gathering a short distance from the auditorium entrance. I slipped out of line, and as I edged closer, I realized AOSIS (Association of Small Island States, a bloc of 43 countries) was holding a press conference to lay out the group’s negotiating position.

Alec Loorz: Youth Live from Copenhagen

Today was my third day in wonderful Copenhagen, Denmark for the COP15 UN Climate Change Conference. The conference center is just so overwhelming, in a good way. There is so much awesome going on at once, it’s hard to take it all in.

ACE's First International Presentation

On Thursday, we visited Copenhagen International School and gave a presentation to 120 6th-8th graders.  The students were bright and engaged, and the level of awareness of the school as a whole was impressive.  Check out CIS's greening efforts, and their incredible ability to include climate education into their curriculum.  Thanks, CIS Staff & students for a great day!

Be sure to watch the video we made about our experience!


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