A number of people are travelling (by land and sea, of course!) from Totnes to Copenhagen to be part of the People’s Climate Summit. While the world leaders make international agreements (or don’t) many thousands of people from around the world who are working to tackle climate change at a grass roots level will be meeting in the centre of Copenhagen.
Representing Transition Towns are Ben, Sophy and Naresh from Transition Network and Transition Town Totnes. They’ll be running workshops and giving presentations to explain how Transition is helping communities to find pathways to a vibrant, resilient and inclusive future in the face of climate change and depleting resources such as oil and gas. And enjoying a rare opportunity to attend workshops and make face to face connections with people working in related areas from around the world.
All Transition events and much more will be available on www.yourclimate.tv, an on line TV station.
Some of the events Transition is featuring in:
- 9th December afternoon “Degrowth seminar” series of presentations from Transition, Vandana Shiva, Tim Jackson and others
- 11th December Filming of a joint message on responses to Climate change
- 13th December afternoon workshop on “Transition” for up to 300 people in partnership with Transition Denmark
- 14th December afternoon “Transition to Sustainable living and localism” in partnership with Schumacher college.
- 17th December afternoon Ecoliteracy workshop with Schumacher college.
Through taking part in a big “meshwork project” they’ll also be exploring how Transition interweaves with the thousands of other projects and initiatives that are working around the world. These include social justice projects, campaigns to protect the environment, those looking at new economic systems, energy issues, food production, health, well being, psychology, working for peace and lots more themes – many from less industrialised countries in Africa, South America and Asia.
To see what’s happening at Klimaforum09, the People’s Summit see their website at http://klimaforum09.org