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The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21 was held in Paris, France November 30 to December 11, 2015. This was the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 21) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties (CMP 11) to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. - Wikipedia

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Given the transformation needed, #COP21 is a wakeup call to improve our understanding through more engaged communication. Mainstream press and TV coverage will neither improve in quantity nor quality without audience demand.

Before the conference, BBC's Justin Parkinson (@JustParkinson) asked Is there a danger to environmental jargon? And for those keen on mainstreaming interest in environmental matters, the answer is a resounding yes. Environmental jargon keeps environmental journalism as curiosity features at best. If coverage is to improve, then the organizers themselves need to be more public facing. None of the online press conferences opened the floor to questions from remote participants. The @COP21 Twitter account never replied to questions. The organizers posted zero Creative Commons-licensed images on Flickr.

For those seeking timely and reliable information from the event, dead tree journalism (@BrookingsInst @TimmonsRoberts ) was a disappointment and online coverage triumphed ... provided you knew where to look. Kudos to Slate (@EricHolthaus) and Carbon Brief (@CarbonBrief @LeoHickman). Low carbon open access transparency stars were @LaingHamish and @ryanmearns who crafted the open Google Doc #COP21 Tracker https://docs.google.com/document/d/19M59-wHuataEZh8f6joZ_Mvay3IZCbZfaxJKN-H_Bk0/edit that sets a new benchmark for collaborative editing at international events.

Was anything left unsaid? Talked about but mentioned only twice in the final document, intergenerational equity (l'équité intergénérationnelle).

Solutions. If there's interest from knowledgeable guests, Planeta.com would be happy to host video hangouts. Meanwhile, we'll continue to curate relevant headlines on the Planeta wiki. Suggestions are always welcome. Change the world.

Now is the time to set the stage for next year's big environmental events including
June 5 World Environment Day
April 4-10 International Dark Sky Week #IDSW2016
September 2016 World Conservation Congress, Hawaii
December 2016 13th Convention on Biological Diversity (Cancún, México) #cbdcop13

And for those following innovative uses of technology and the social web, can you schedule a presentation by @LaingHamish and @ryanmearns ? (Looking at you New Zealand's NetHui and National Digital Forum).

Key Links

http://www.cop21.gouv.fr - http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/tweetwall



Translating: Conversation starters from the Paris Climate Change Conference #COP21

German: Gespräch Starter von der Pariser Konferenz über den Klimawandel
Japanese: パリ気候変動会議から会話スタータ
Maori: Kōrerorero tīmata i te Paris Climate Change Conference
Nepali: पेरिस जलवायु परिवर्तन सम्मेलन देखि कुराकानी स्टार्टर्स
Russian: Разговор стартеров из Парижа конференции по изменению климата в
Spanish: Temas de conversación de la Conferencia sobre Cambio Climático de París
Swedish: Konversation förrätter från Paris klimatkonferens

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Analysis: http://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-the-final-paris-climate-deal
@CarbonBrief @DrSimEvans @some_yeo


Remote Participation

Remote participants: It was possible to follow and participate in COP21 by watching webcasts and interacting via the social web using the hashtag #COP21 on Twitter and Facebook. YouTube and Flickr will also be used. An app will also be available for Iphone/Ipad and Android devices.

Livestreaming Video

On Demand Video

Greetings to those paying attention to #COP21

Youtube: greetings to #cop21
Blog: Greetings, #COP21 Questions, Toward transparency and inclusion at #COP21,
Now, I know there are still a few who insist that climate change is one big hoax – @JohnKerry

Transcript: Hey world. Ron Mader here from Planeta.com and Planeta Wiki Like many of you, I am really keen on finding out what's going to take place this week at the world climate change conference #COP21 taking place in Paris. And like many of you I am not going to be there so I'm speaking on behalf of remote participants: What can we access? What can we see? And does it make sense? There's a question I think we should ask of this event in terms of its being public-facing or facing the public. Do the words and do the jargon make sense? Or how do we best make sense out of what's being said and what's being done? So we will pay attention using that #cop21 hashtag. Wish you all the best and thanks for helping us out.

Spanish: Hola mundo. Ron Mader aqui desde Planeta.com y el Planeta Wiki. Como muchos de ustedes, estoy muy interesado en saber lo que va a pasar esta semana en la conferencia sobre el cambio climatico mundial #COP21 que se celebra en Paris. Y como muchos de ustedes, yo no voy a estar alla, asi que estoy hablando en nombre de 'remote participants' (partipantes virtuales) quien quieren saber lo que podemos acceder a lo que podemos ver y que conoce lo hace tener sentido. Hay una pregunta que creo que deberia pedir a este evento en terminos de estar orientada hacia el publico o 'public facing.' Las palabras o jerga tiene sentido? Como podemos major dar sentido a lo que se dice lo que se hace? Asi que vamos a prestar atencion. Vamos a estar usando ese hashtag #cop21. Le deseamos todo lo mejor y gracias por ayudarnos.

French: Hé le monde. C'est Ron Mader de Planeta.com et Planeta Wiki Comme beaucoup d'entre vous, je suis vraiment désireux de découvrir ce qui va se passer cette semaine à la conférence mondiale sur le climat de changement #COP21 qui aura lieu à Paris. Et comme beaucoup d'entre vous je ne vais pas être là si je parleau nom des participants à distance (remote participants): Que pouvons-nous accéder? Que pouvons-nous voir? Et est-il sensé? Il y a une question que je pense que nous devrions demander de cet événement en termes de son être orientées public ou face au public. Les mots et à faire sens jargon de marque? Ou comment pouvons-nous mieux faire sens à ce qui se dit et ce qui se fait? Donc, nous porterons une attention en utilisant cette #cop21 hashtag. Je vous souhaite tout le meilleur et Merci de nous aider dehors.




Google Docs

Planeta's cop21

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Rencontre avec les deux jeunes qui ont tenu un Google doc public sur les réunions à huis clos de la COP21 (Meet the two young people who have held a public Google doc about closed meetings of the COP21)

World Leaders Met to Save the Planet and the Only Full Public Record Is This Google Doc
- @EricHolthaus

#COP21 Questions

Are documents and communiqués mentioned in presentations available online?
Are there transcript or translations for the videos?
Can the videos be embedded on other websites?


#COP21 Questions for @COP21
http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2016/04/27/arctic-after-paris - https://twitter.com/duycks
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/19/on-the-media-and-the-landmarkdisastrous-paris-climate-agreement - @Revkin
The Paris deal created a global gift economy for carbon cuts. Here’s how we make it work
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2015/dec/12/paris-climate-deal-governments-fossil-fuels - @GeorgeMonbiot
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/12/11/paris_climate_change_agreement_aspirational_in_a_good_way.html - @EricHolthaus
http://conscious.travel/2015/12/10/aviation-emissions-will-flying-under-the-radar-on-a-wing-and-a-prayer-help-or-prevent-tourism-to-flourish - @ConsciousHost
http://www.theage.com.au/environment/un-climate-conference/paris-un-climate-conference-2015-is-it-possible-to-keep-global-warming-below-15-degrees-20151209-gljtzu.html - @aruptom
Wondering what’s COP21, ADP? Here’s a glossary for U.N. climate talks
How data journalism is impacting the climate change debate - @Fen_Ja
Paris climate conflab pressures airline industry to clean up - Toronto Star
COP21 : protection de l'environnement et tourisme sont-ils compatibles?
World Leaders Bombarded By Art Protest At Paris Climate Talks
Fossil of the Day Award Wins the Paris Climate Summit - @EricHolthaus
Is there a danger to environmental jargon?
Paris climate change talks: What the different groups attending expect from these crucial meetings
How do I ... reduce my carbon emissions?
A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica - Jill Replogle/Tico Times
Big summits create big emissions: Pros and Cons - Toronto Sun
Paris climate summit: world leaders told to iron out differences before talks end
Who's who at the Paris climate conference - @ABCenvironment
What India wants from the Paris climate talks
Paris climate talks: France cancels side events as world leaders 'vow to seek 2C degree climate deal'

Spotlight: Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform

Hashtag: #EndFFS
Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué Presentation
Fossil-Fuel Subsidy Reform Communiqué
@CFigueres @johnkeypm @COP21
@LeoHickman @robintransition
Question: Do the Friends of Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform have a Twitter handle? #EndFFS

Spotlight: Indigenous Cultures and Climate Change

Coordinating Body of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon Basin (COICA)
Interethnic Association of Development of the Peruvian Rainforest (AIDESEP) / CORPI / ORPIAN: Integral Territoriality and ownership for Indigenous People
Indigeous Environmental Network
Peruvian Indians Travel to Paris to Fight for Their Existence

Twitter: @UN4Indigenous @AKU_MATU @IENearth

Okalik Eegeesiak Addresses Global Indigenous Peoples in Paris
Bolivia's Morales, once leftist climate pact foe, turns pragmatic

Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground: A Declaration for the Health of Mother Earth - Amazon Watch (PDF)

Spotlight: 350.org

Sustainable Markets Foundation - 350.org

Spotlight: Climate Matters

Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation: Climate Matters - Dr. James Hansen
Speaking truth to power #ClimateMatters #JamesHansen

Spotlight: Global Forest Coalition: Social movements concerns on the proposed Paris Agreement

Biomyths – the costly carbon scam of bioenergy

Elsewhere on the Web

http://app.opencop.org - @Open_COP21

Recommended Listening

Were the Paris talks a failure? - Renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben on how leaders are trying to dodge environmental responsibility.


Climate change: will the Paris talks make a difference? - Are global agreements and targets the best way to tackle climate change?

Greg Hunt on the Paris climate deal - The Turnbull Government is under pressure to do more to reduce carbon emissions, following the historic climate deal clinched in Paris over the weekend.

RNZ political reporter on Paris UN climate change conference - The UN is in the final stages of settling an historic agreement to tackle climate change. RNZ's political reporter Chris Bramwell is there. @ChrisBramwell

Climate Change and Irish Farmers

Everything you need to know about COP 21 - John Connor from the Climate Institute explains everything from the difference between 'COP wonks' and 'COP tourists' to how the negotiations actually happen.

Preparing for COP21 in Paris - Robert Hill explains how the 40,000 attendees participate, and how the process is designed to bring about change.

With the benefit of hindsight: Climate change consensus - After the failed climate change talks in Copenhagen in 2009, the world is now looking to the next UN climate change conference, in Paris later this year, for a consensus on how to slash carbon emissions.

Insight: Fossil Fuels - Necessity or Lethal Indulgence? - Eric Fryberg explores what future lies ahead for fossil fuels.

Insights from a COP 21 negotiator - Kevin Conrad served as Papua New Guinea's Ambassador for Environment and Climate Change for over nine years, and is representing Panama as a negotiator at the UN World Climate Change Conference in Paris.

What's behind our collective failure on climate change? - Is it simply a matter of entrenched scepticism and vested corporate interests? Or does this failure point to a more fundamental problem with modern politics and the capacity to garner popular consent?

Climate Change Conference, COP21, Paris - The United Nations Conference of the Parties 21 will aim to get a collective commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Dr Adrian Macey of Victoria University is the former chair of the international Kyoto Protocol negotiations on climate change and was New Zealand's first climate change ambassador.

Recommended Viewing

„Art Speaks Out“ ist eine Online-Ausstellung zeitgenössischer Kunst, die sich anlässlich der UN-Klimakonferenz in Paris (COP21) den Themen Klimawandel und Umweltschutz widmet. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bundesumweltministerium produziert ikono-TV dafür einen 24-Stunden-Stream, der am 5. Dezember weltweit Premiere feiert. Erste Ausschnitte sowie Interviews mit Bundesumweltministerin Barbara Hendricks sowie den Künstlerinnen und Künstlern Olaf Holzapfel, Janet Laurence und Sophia Pompéry zum Thema "Kunst und Klimaschutz" zeigen wir ab dem 5.12. hier.

Related Events




Paris 2015 #COP21 @CMP11

Twitter (climate list)


Hashtags: #COP21 Official
#climateaction, #Paris2015, #COP21Paris

Embedded Tweets

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Meet the two young people who have held a public Google doc about closed meetings of #COP21 @vicenewsFR @LucieAbrg @LaingHamish @ryanmearns

Now, I know there are still a few who insist that climate change is one big hoax @JohnKerry #COP21




World Energy Outlook Special Briefing for COP21

World Energy Outlook Special Briefing for COP21

The crucial climate change meeting in Paris in December 2015 (COP21) is a major milestone in efforts to combat climate change. Most countries have by now submitted their national pledges, the so-called Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs). This WEO Special Briefing for COP21 updates the analysis and findings of the WEO Special Report on Energy and Climate Change, incorporating all climate pledges up to mid-October and the latest available energy data. It seeks to answer two key questions: what will the energy sector look like in 2030 if all INDCs are implemented fully, and will it be sufficient to put the energy sector on a pathway consistent with the world’s agreed global climate goal. Free download of the special briefing.


IUCN at the UN climate conference in Paris: Recognising nature’s solutions to climate change
Gland, Switzerland, 27 November 2015 (IUCN) – IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, is promoting the role of nature-based solutions to climate change at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Paris, France.

What: Panel discussions, film releases, issues briefs and other materials related to nature’s solutions to climate change. For details on specific sessions see detailed agenda of IUCN events.
Who: IUCN Director General Inger Andersen together with a global team of IUCN experts on climate change, forests, gender, oceans, water, ecosystem-based adaptation, protected areas, species and other issues.
Where: IUCN Pavilion at the UNFCCC Conference Centre, and the France–IUCN Partnership Pavilion in Climate Generations Areas.
Why: While biodiversity and ecosystems are threatened by climate change, their conservation, restoration and sustainable management generate significant and practical nature-based solutions to climate change.
These cost-effective solutions can contribute to both mitigation and adaptation objectives while also yielding other important economic, social and environmental co-benefits.
Featured media events:
[if !supportLists]· [endif]What: New Bonn Challenge pledges from national, subnational and corporate leaders.
Background: The Bonn Challenge was launched in 2011 at an event co-hosted by the Government of Germany and IUCN, with a target of having 150 million hectares of degraded or deforested lands under restoration by 2020, boosting forests’ ability to provide clean water, food, fibre and fuel, and sustain local and global communities while helping stabilise the climate. To date, twelve countries have pledged a total of 59.58 million hectares to the Bonn Challenge, and further announcements over the course of COP21 and the Global Landscapes Forum represent a major leap towards achieving the goal.
Who: IUCN’s Director General, Inger Andersen, will moderate this panel of commitments from country level through to private sector speakers.
When: Sunday, 6 December 2015, 13:30-14:15
Where: Global Landscapes Forum, Room 251, Palais des congrès, Paris.
[if !supportLists]· [endif]What: Video screening of ‘Stop the Burning’, followed by discussion with Jeffrey Horowitz, Founder of Avoided Deforestation Partners, and Jane Goodall, IUCN’s Honorary Patron of Nature, moderated by Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General. The screening will be followed by a media Q&A session with Dr Jane Goodall.
Background: Thirty forest advocates call on global leaders to save our planet by saving our forests. Narrated by Dr Jane Goodall, DBE; produced, written and directed by Jeffrey Horowitz.
Who: Dr Jane Goodall, IUCN’s Honorary Patron of Nature; Inger Andersen, IUCN Director General; and Jeffrey Horowitz, Founder, Avoided Deforestation Partners.
When: Wednesday 9 December 2015, 13:30-14:30.
Where: IUCN Pavilion–UNFCCC Conference CentreDin


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Earlier versions of the text

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Earlier Documents/Reports



Hoping @MediawatchNZ covers the Kiwis documenting #COP21 http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/12/04/follow_the_paris_cop21_climate_talks_live_via_google_docs.html + https://news.vice.com/fr/article/rencontre-avec-les-deux-jeunes-qui-ont-tenu-un-google-doc-public-sur-les-reunions-huis-clos-de-la-cop21 @LaingHamish