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[15 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 2,133 views]
The COP15 circus

I am angry, frustrated and very disappointed. The restrictions being applied to entering the Bella Centre is becoming ludicrous to the point where ‘real people’ will no longer be able to participate. Since yesterday, delegates with accredited badges have struggled to Bella, queueing up for 4 hours before being turned away. Today, only 7000 Non-governmental (NG) participants have been given the all clear for entrance. Tomorrow, only a pitiful 1000 will be let in for the remaining days. NG delegates include members from businesses, civil society and, non-government organisations which make up the biggest percentage of delegation. Other badges include UN Observers, Inter-government, Press and Party Delegates. However, NG badge-holders will be completely cut from participating in the final day of COP15.

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[15 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,081 views]
Security tightened at Bella Centre

I woke up at 6am this morning knowing how much of a struggle it would be to enter the Bella Centre. Over the weekend, word went out thatNGOs will be restricted and only those with special “observer status” passes would be through. Unfortunately, only 40% of NGO participants will have access in the remaining days of COP15, however I was lucky to get my hands on one, thanks to my executive member status in an international women’s organisation.

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[11 Dec 2009 | One Comment | 1,333 views]
Opening my eyes to the real COP15

I am beginning to wonder how much influence the many MANY side events have in swaying the main UN negotiations.