Given the continuing confusion within the climate policy community, the media, and even among governments themselves, there is an urgent need to set the record straight on the actual results of the Copenhagen summit, to reinforce the reasons why a UN climate process is so critical, and to point to some possible ways forward to a successful conclusion at Cancun in December 2010.
As the nation’s largest sustainability event, Green Festival seeks not only to bring an amazing weekend of education and fun to each city, but also to leave a lasting impact. As a prelude to this year's events IPS' Sustainable Energy and Economy Network is co-sponsoring a talk with the Bolivian Ambassador to the United Nations, His Excellency Pablo Solon, who will speak on the topic "Climate Change: Policy and Negotiations."
The Earth Democracy Conference builds on the "Declaration” adopted by the Ecojustice People's Movement Assembly at the 2010 US Social Forum. As part of The Earth Democracy Conference that brings together people who are working on the frontlines of the ecojustice movement, IPS' Daphne Wysham will be featured on this panel, Debunking Carbon Markets and the Neo-liberal "Green" Economy.