Friday, April 9, 2010

OneClimate: Live webstream from Bolivia Climate Summit

From: Adam GrovesEmail: adam.groves@oneworld.net Phone: +44-20-7922-7844

OneClimate Channel enables everyone to attend World Climate Conference in Bolivia
Media release

ople’s Climate Summit, which runs from the 19-22 April in Bolivia, has been touted as an opportunity for ‘ordinary people’ to take the lead in tackling climate change. The good news is you are invited to attend – and you can do so without having to fly.
The pioneering OneClimate Channel has already enabled millions of people around the world to participate in global climate talks – most recently during the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December 2009. But in Bolivia, the promise of an ‘open process’ (there will be no secret discussions behind closed doors) combined with OneClimate’s groundbreaking interactive coverage, means that anyone with access to the Internet will have a free pass right to the heart of the summit.
‘This is an unprecedented opportunity for individuals to join with frontline communities, activists and governments in the search for common solutions to the climate crisis,’ says Peter Armstrong, the originator of the live Internet video channel. ‘And by participating in the summit virtually, they will be saving carbon, cash and themselves from the hassle of travelling.’
The channel’s previous coverage of UN climate conferences in Copenhagen, Poznan and Balihas shown that ordinary people have a real desire to follow the global talks – and to make their voice heard.
‘In Copenhagen, people were not simply watching the channel but were joining in, sending in questions and comments by chat and tweets to the people we were interviewing -tens of thousands of people!’ says Anuradha Vittachi, OneClimate’s founder.
‘This is climate media by the people, for the people.’OneClimate is a partner of the Global Campaign for Climate Action. GCCA recently won the prestigious We Media award for its experiment in collaborative climate campaigning in the run up to the UN’s Copenhagen Climate Conference.
Among the GCCA’s experimental successes were the tcktcktck website, which received 2.5 million views in four months, the OneClimate Channel, which attracted 4 million views during the two week conference (ten times its target),and the tcktcktck petition which has received more than 15 million pledges.
Now GCCA and OneClimate will be working together again to ensure that distance is no barrier to participation in the People’s Summit.The OneClimate channel is an initiative of OneWorld UK and uses its innovative ecoCastingtechnologies.
The live streaming service is provided in cooperation with Justin.tv and can be viewed at www.oneclimate.net/bolivia The entire channel is also free to embed on third partywebsites via
www.oneclimate.net/about/embed
Adam Groves on 020-7922-7844 or adam.groves@oneworld.net

Censored News and Earthcycles will also provide live coverge from Bolivia
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com/ and http://www.earthcycles.net/
brendanorrell@gmail.com and govinda@earthcycles.net

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