Copenhagen Daily #8
We open today’s programme with Arthur Girling walking round Copenhagen’s squatted district Christiana with Tina Yanam. Tom and Arthur file a report on the Danish police unwarranted and heavy-handed disruption of the party in the Christiana Big Top that was designed to raise people’s spirits in advance of today’s action and where Naomi Klein was one of the speakers. To highlight the malign role of corporate lobbyists at the UN climate talks, a number of NGOs have created the Angry Mermaid Award. We bring you highlights of yesterday’s award ceremony. We have a brief interview with Pablo Solon, the Bolivian ambassador to the UN where he reveals that as of two days ago the entire G77+China is now supporting their Climate Debt proposal. The US envoy Todd Stern apparently reacted to this with some disdain in a press conference yesterday and none of the rich have put anything on the table that would go anyway towards meeting this demand. Hence the talks are in crisis. At a joint press conference yesterday the civil society groupings Climate Justice Now! and Climate Justice Action announced today’s day of non-violent civil disobedience which they are calling Reclaim Power. We have an edit of some of the voices from that press conference and we end with an interview by Tom Besley with director of The Third Pole in Tibet.