ClimateVoice launches today, hosting dispatches from online journalists and bloggers, to open up the United Nation General Assembly, the High Level Climate Summit, and the G20 to citizens, activists, and our supporters worldwide. We are working with an incredible team of almost fifty online reporters, from outlets like Treehugger, Grist, and the Washington Independent, and bloggers from sites like Foko (from Madagascar!), OpenLeft, and UN Dispatch.
This incredible team will be doing on-the-ground reporting from the field, from all the perspectives and different angles they bring to their work, ranging from technology and the environment, to politics and policy, to sustainable design or lifestyle, to how food and climate relate. We have a futurist, photographers, authors, and artists on tap to give you different and fresh lens to these events.
ClimateVoice is not just about perspectives, it is also about making these events more democratic. It is incredibly difficult to know what is really going on at major negotiations, like these ones, making it difficult for citizens and local activists to have an impact or hold their leaders accountable when they return home. Without a major travel budget and a press pass or major NGO badge, access to decision makers and even the event itself is limited. However, the TckTckTck campaign is partnering with our partners Oxfam, Avaaz, as well as the UN foundation, to provide access to online reporters and blogger, and then feature their work, so that you can get a window into what world leaders are really doing.
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About the AuthorKarl Burkart is the Digital Communications Director for the GCCA, the Global Call for Climate Action, and TckTckTck, a network of 400+ diverse organizations working around the world for greater action on the growing problem of climate change. Karl also blogs on technology and the environment for a variety of publications. You can follow him on Twitter @greendig.
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