This page has a simple but important mission: link this international media blog to one of the most important international events of 2011, the United Nations’ Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. We undertake this mission as a node on the network being created by OneClimate, an international non-profit group, which, in the past, has partnered with the School of Communication at American University through its parent organization, OneWorld.
The U.N. is providing remote connections to various platforms to make it easy to follow the conference. After the talks begin in Durban on Nov. 28, readers may chat live with OneClimate’s coverage team here. (That coverage begins Nov. 30.)
OneClimate’s live blog of the environmental conference can be found here.
You’ll also be able to watch some live programming, provided by OneClimate, from the conference here. This is just another way to interact with those attending a conference that will likely touch us all in some way through environmental policy.
Update Dec. 11, 2011: As of this writing, the conference closed with a last minute rush to extend the Kyoto climate protocols, with more to be worked out at subsequent conferences. OneClimate is still streaming coverage of the end of the conference and its fallout. As of this date, OneClimate had more than 1.9 million unique viewers for its video stream during the conference.
Editor’s Note: This linking page began on the blog not as a blog entry but as a stationary item in the blog’s menu bar. This material has been moved into the body of the blog for archival purposes, after the conclusion of the climate conference.
(The photo is by Takver of Melbourne, Australia via Flickr, using a Creative Commons license. To see an address by Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, President of the U.N. Climate Conference in Durban, on the last day of the conference, please check below. Also, below is a wrap-up report on the conference from Al Jazeera English.)