The Danish government in partnership with CNN just launched a new YouTube channel and a call for entries for individuals to "raise your voice" for climate change. The channel pulls together videos by celebrities, climate experts and concerned citizens. The best videos will be aired throughout the upcoming COP15 climate talks in Copenhagen this December.
As most of you know the outcome of these talks could possibly create a binding agreement that will replace the expiring Kyoto protocol. Though the talks in New York last week did not seem to advance the discussion much, there are still high hopes for COP15.
With mounting pressure by the general public in Europe, Japan and the U.S. as well as the strong desire for developing nations to participate in a system for trading carbon credits, some form of agreement is expected.
CNN and COP15 are inviting YouTuber's to get their voices out there, answering questions like...
What needs to be done?
How do the issues affect you?
Do you agree action needs to be taken?
Organizers hope that YouTube will help to democratize the discussion:
To mitigate the effects of climate change, it is the Danish government's view that we all must act and do our part. Here on YouTube, we invite you to "Raise your voice", and we will make it heard inside the conference meeting rooms where leaders of the world are gathered at COP15.
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