The media has a responsibility to inform the public about climate change. And right now, the media are not doing enough.
People at the Beyond Kyoto conference are not only talking about global CO2 emissions. Some also practice what they preach on a personal level. Simple things the average person can do to reduce […]
Jonas Kofoed Nielsen, Student and Journalist
Jonas Kofoed Nielsen is a student at the Danish School of Journalism. He covered the Beyond Kyoto conference for the scientific website videnskab.dk.
“I think a conference like this is important because you have all the big scientists from all over the world together.”
Jonas focused on […]
Pec and Susanne Møller
Pec and Susanne Møller from Odense, Denmark are on a short vacation in Aarhus.
Pec Møller: “I didn’t know that there was a climate conference”.
“I think in maybe a year, the financial crisis will be over, but the climate is still going to be bad. So I think it […]
Sanford Gaines, University of New Mexico (USA)
Sanford Gaines, Research Professor of Law, University of New Mexico (USA): “The World has delayed much too long in being serious about climate change. So I think it is very important to have this conference, one next week in Copenhagen and then the COP15. These are very […]
Flemming Poulsen, Sales manager of the Radisson Hotel: “Yesterday, we just received our Swan Brand, the most important green brand in Denmark. It means that we now have a environmental policy.”
“An example of our new policy is that you can buy a CO2-free stay here. We work together with an external environmental company. […]
Hans Buhl, Aarhus University (DK)
Hans Buhl, Aarhus University (DK): “I think it’s even more important [to have a climate conference] because of the economic crisis. I had a speech this morning arguing that the economic crisis is partly caused by the climate crisis and high energy prices. To me it appears that it […]
Anne Jensen (DK) visits the Beyond Kyoto conference for professional reasons.
Anne Jensen, Grundfos Management (Denmark) employee:
“I’ve only been to two sessions today but I’ve enjoyed them both. I find it quite hard to know what you’re going to hear about beforehand. This morning I listened to talks about low-energy buildings and (she […]
Henrik Skov, Journalist for Aarhus University:“We have journalists from nearly all over the world, it’s quite nice really.”
“It’s great talking to people from other countries, different mentalities. In Denmark we have a bit of a reserved mentality compared to the Americans. Last night I was having a glass of wine and eating at town […]
Jakob Bek-Thomsen, Aarhus University Press Coordinator: “The conference is going very well, it has been a huge success so far and we’re all very pleased on how things are going.”
“I don’t think it’ll be an annual event in this scale at least. There might be some smaller conferences but I don’t this we’ll do […]
J.P., Aros Museum security guard: “I think about high time that people do something about these climate problems. Politicians are too slow and we all have a commitment and duty to slow down.”
By Sophall Duch and Portia Nicholson
Loui Bidstrup, catering:
“Yesterday, we prepared more than 160 litres of coffee for the 1000 participants. We are always busy but we get used to it. Sometimes it is hard because some people can be annoying and complaining about everything.” The secret to staying calm? “I go to another room, and I smash some glasses […]
Ane-Marie Schau, cleaning lady at the Music Hall:
“We are 16 persons working here; four hours a day, from six to ten o’clock. I have been working here since 1989, and I know every corner of the building. It is a lovely place and I like when it’s as lively as today. There is […]
Morten Pedersen, bike taxi driver from Jet Cab (DK)
Morten Pedersen, bike taxi driver from Jet Cab (DK): “I always think it’s good to have environmental conferences. But I think it will be a problem to get people to spend money on the environment [in this time of global financial crisis] because people are […]
Karen Fleng, Aarhus University
Karen Fleng, 60, Communication Officer for Aarhus University: “At home, we’ve put in new windows to save energy. I want our next car to be environmentally friendly too.”
“I hope this conference will make the politicians care more for the environment. […]
Anne Sofie Kirkegaard, wardrobe assistant:
“Today, I am sitting here at the wardrobe. It is a bit boring, but I brought some paper work with me so I can study a bit while doing my work. The coat check is sort of the necessary evil to be able to listen to very cool concerts […]
Md. Waliul Hasanad, the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, The Arctic Centre, University of Lapland (FIN)
Md. Waliul Hasanad, the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, The Arctic Centre, University of Lapland (FIN): “This Beyond Kyoto conference doesn’t have a direct effect on climate change. But there is some impact on […]
Lars Holst-Jørgensen, Danish Technological Institute
Lars Holst-Jørgensen, 62, Manager of International Projects for the Danish Technological Institute: “I care about the environment because we need to save the planet for the future, and for us now.”
“I’ve bought new household machines, like a refrigerator with […]
Massimo Pizzol, Student
Massimo Pizzol, 26, Post-Graduate Student in Waste Management, Aarhus University: “Everybody should care about climate change, as it is the only problem that concerns all of mankind.”
“This conference is interesting. It’s not part of my studies, but it’s nice to be […]
Andrew Long, Florida Coastal School of Law (USA)
Andrew Long, Florida Coastal School of Law (USA): “Beyond Kyoto conference can contribute on thinking about these issues that have to be addressed by the parties at the UN COP15″ climate summit in Copenhagen.
“I think it’s very important [to have a conference like this during […]
Professor Moses J. Chimbari, Deputy Director at University of Botswana, wonders why there are so few delegates from developing countries.
By Maj Susanne Junker
Mette Thomsen, project manager with Grundfos: “It is a very important conference, because it is the pre-runner for the COP15 in Copenhagen.” “Our CEO is one of the keynote speakers. We want to provoke people and make them take action and inform them on our view.”
“The politicians need to take action now. We want […]
Douglas Johnson, Lockheed Martin Corp. (USA)
D. Johnson, Lockheed Martin Corp. (USA): “Right now things are changing in the U.S., we get more involved in the world politics and climate related issues, so this conference could help.”
Mr. Johnson says that having this conference right now is significant because the prices of electricity are […]
The first day of the conference has come to an end. In the wardrobe, Stine Milling is handing back the guests’ coats with a smile on her face.
“It’s been a long, but exciting day! I met Svend Auken (Danish MP), or that is, my colleague was helping him with his coat. People are leaving […]
Chan-kuk Kim, South Korea:
“I went to Copenhagen with the collaboration of educational researchers, and some of them told me about this environmental conference, and that’s why I came.” What themes and sessions have you been to today?
“I was at the separate themes. In the morning I was at the section of the […]
Odgaard, Event Coordinator for DONG energy, hosted a booth at the conference.
Susanne Odgaard, Event Coordinator for DONG Energy:
“I could have more visitors, but that’s how it is at exhibitions. It’s important to have some breaks between sessions so people come out and they have time to network and come have a […]
Professor Ellen Margrethe Basse, Aarhus University : ”We’re very excited,” says the organiser behind the Beyond Kyoto Conference. “We have showed that we both can and will establish a co-operation between many different people.” Especially the dialogue is important in connection with the upcoming conference. “We have created collaboration between scientists developing new knowledge and […]
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Alex (Alexander) Skorochid – – Ryerson (CA) – – Canada Andrew King – – Concordia (ca) University – – Canada Anne Shifley – – Missouri – – USA Anne-Meike van den Berg – – Utrecht – – Netherlands Fiona Collienne – – IHECS, Bruxelles – – Belgium Gemma Black – […]
Yes, you may think we write about a conference, and about the frightening effects of climate changes.
But journalism is about people.
So what we actually do – is writing about people!