What happened in Copenhagen, and what does it mean for us?

7.30pm - 9.30 pm
Tuesday 26th January
The Shop, 18 Jesus lane, Cambridge

In December 2009 many people from all over the world pinned a lot of hope on Copenhagen, or 'hopenhagen'. The hope was that the UN would facilitate a fair, ambitious, binding international agreement on climate change. Many others believed that the UN process would not be able to deliver climate justice, and travelled to Copenhagen to show what the real solutions to climate change might be. The outcome of Copenhagen has been reported on, talked about, analysed... but there were a lot of people from Cambridge who were there in person, and can tell us their stories.

Come and join us in exploring the world after Copenhagen, and the implications/impacts on Cambridge and wider politics.

We'll be listening to stories from several Cambridge residents who travelled to Copenhagen in December during the UN negotiations on climate change. These will be stories from people with a variety of political perspectives, who took very different roles in engaging with, or creating an alternative to the UN process.
We'll also be presenting and discussing some of the key events and proposals that came out of the Copenhagen process, and some of the critique and analysis that has followed.
Finally we'll be discussing what this means for us, as people and citizens at the grassroots level, and ways we can engage and work together or in parallel to pick up where the UN left off.

Come and listen to our voices, see footage and images from Copenhagen, and lend your voice to the discussion!

If you were in Copenhagen, or engaged in the events actively from Cambridge, and would like to present your story during the event, or if you have images or short films you think are relevant, please get in touch.

Contact Emilia or Ben for more information.

Please spread the word and invite people or networks you know of in town to attend and take part.

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Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are more resilient in the face of rising energy prices and a changing climate.

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