Change Makers Hall of Fame

We found you… you found us at COP15: 150 committed leaders of today and tomorrow. Even though the deal did not meet our expectations at all, we had the chance to join forces with all of these people, giving us the chance to speak up even louder. Thank you, let’s keep going together!

Hugo Chavez at COP15

One of the most applauded speakers of the “before lunch session” Hugo Chavez contributed some alerting political talk in many senses. He agreed to Brazil and China that the formation of a top secret document by the developed countries is undemocratic. He calls it an imperial dictatorship by the countries feeling superior – fostering exclusion…

High Ranking Sessions: Dobles, Figueres, Gore, Koshla

Tuesday, turned out to be a very special day: not only for INEX, but also for me personally. In a meeting of the Interamerican Development Bank I got in touch with Roberto Dobles, Costa Rica’s minister of Environment, inviting him to hold a worshop at our upcoming INEX Summer University in Costa Rica, July 2010….

Earth Charter Meeting

INEX being the Earth Charter Affiliate for Austria, we attended the hight ranking Earth Charter meeting. The Earth Charter, as our ethical framework is now starting a new communication strategy, with a new Head: Fernanda Baumhardt. Starting in Brazil, a TV spot has been published. Joint action of affiliates with the board is now called upon…

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

. . . . . . Today, Saturday we had the opportunity to be part of a special ceremony attended by a small audience only. Archbishop Tutu paid us a visit at the Candle Light watch arranged by 350.org. Standing in a small circle holding a candle, we took the cold easily, enjoying warmhearted words….

Our mission: Identifying Change Makers.

Stop Sustaina-blahblah… Yes to Action! On our way to COP15 we brought an entire trolley full of buttons these two core messages. This shall be our guiding star during our stay here in Copenhagen. Trying our best to stop time consuming talks about facts that we all know about – agreeing to each others opinion, making us…

Young and Future Generations Day

After our arrival day yesterday, we are proceeding to action: Today is “our” day. There are so many events running at the same time, its almost too much to handle. We decide to go for Session on intergenerational Equity hosted by the European Youth Forum (YFJ) , supposing that it would be full of young…

COP15 – first impressions!

Welcome to HOPEnhagen. Stepping out of the airplane we found ourselves surrounded by advertisments centered around one topic: climate change. It seems like every single product sold in whole Copenhagen turned into a green one. Mobile phones, cars…everything. Welcome to HOPEnhagen, the place to be. Despite the lack of sleep during the last nights, that…

INEX @ #COP15

The world is facing serious challenges. Poverty, diseases and the depletion of important resources are just a few out of many. On top of everything else stands one that will probably impact humankind more than anything else we have seen so far: climate change. To tackle the issues of global warming is the target of…