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Fiddling While The Planet Burns

December 15, 2009 Copenhagen Update: We are uploading this detailed communication from Malini Mehra, Centre for Social Markets to give Sanctuary followers an idea of the confusing circumstances that prevail at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.

Dark Days and No Promises

December 14, 2009 Copenhagen Update: Editors in India are beginning to see the light. After ignoring climate change for years, their interest has recently been triggered by big news items created by the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen. These two editorials were published in the Telegraph, Kolkata's leading newspaper.

Copenhagen Update by Kartikeya Singh

December 14, 2009 Copenhagen Update: Talks have come to a standstill here in Copenhagen on the first day of the final week.  As the clock ticks, and the voices of youth echo across the halls of the Bella Center, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the negotiations may not be able to resolve some of the key issues plaguing the planet. 

Sanctuary Kids for Tigers Candle Light Vigil

December 12, 2009 Copenhagen Update: In solidarity with the thousands of people in Copenhagen who are asking world leaders to see the light, Sanctuary Kids for Tigers, Programme, Bangalore, India, organised a Candle Light Vigil at 6.pm at the iconic Sir Puttanchetty Town Hall building. Nearly 150 students, teachers, parents, volunteers participated…

Anandi Sharan Reports From Copenhagen

December 10, 2009 Copenhagen Update: At a press conference, G77, China and Brazil reminded the world that warming of more than one degree Celsius will be the certain annihilation of Africa.

Dr. Rajendra Pachauri's Speech at Copenhagen

December 7, 2009: Copenhagen Update – Speech by Dr. Rajendra Pachauri at COP 15/CMPS at Copenhagen, Denmark


It is a great privilege for me to address this august gathering at the beginning of a historically important meeting, which we hope would lead to action – action which is required urgently on the basis of scientific…

High Court Upholds Elephants’ Right Of Passage In Nilgiris; Orders Demolition Of Commercial Establishments In Elephant Corridors

December 8, 2009, Chennai: The Madras High Court has banned all construction activities in the proposed elephant corridors covering all bottlenecks connecting Segur Plateau and Mudumalai Tiger Reserve – part of Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve – in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. 

H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark

December 7, 2009: Opening Address by H.E. Lars Løkke Rasmussen, Prime Minister of Denmark, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.


Ladies and gentlemen, excellencies, engaged people of the world. Welcome to Denmark. Welcome to Copenhagen. Welcome to two weeks where we are to perform, what is most difficult in…

Bill McKibben Reports From Copenhagen

December 7, 2009 Bill McKibben reports from Copenhagen: We know many of you are busy preparing for this weekend's vigils, and we know you're all hearing a lot about the climate talks in Copenhagen. But since we're all working on the same team, we wanted to give you an inside/outside sense of all that's happening in one of the more important weeks in the history of…

Malini Mehra on Copenhagen

December 5, 2009 Copenhagen Update: Hopenhagen. India’s opening gambit for the Copenhagen climate summit is now clear. Renamed ‘Hopenhagen’ for the duration of the UN climate summit starting next week, the Danish capital will now receive an Indian delegation with a target and a plan.