Thursday, November 09, 2006

Straight From Nairobi!

We are getting on our way....

Agnes writes:
Just a short update from a still very rainy Nairobi ...
Hopefully, next year's conference is in Bali!

The SolarGen students have set up their (already very popular!) exhibition stand that is well attended and gives them an excellent opportunity to have informal talks with all the delegates that come by. Of course the delegates are attracted by our lanyards, this year carrying our message: Mission Possible: Save the Climate. It is already becoming a collectors item.
Today the Solar Gen and the African youth had a chance to present their work at the climate change Kiosk, an initiative set up by the UNFCCC to get people engaged in the conference through the web. They gave a great presentation. The whole presentations is podcasted on their website so YOU can also look at it!
The web address is:

More later!

Yes.... we do seem to be getting them together for a worthwhile change.....

From Mhairi:

The rain greeted us once again today, along with some great articles in the morning’s papers – large photos of the Kenyan Environment Minister and the head of the UN with a rather large write up of our press briefing the day before – although being referred to as “Mr Dunlop” in one was a tad worrying.
We had another great turnout at this morning’s briefing - local TV, NTV, KBC, Reuters, Point Carbon, AP, AFP, AFPTV, CNN, and another dozen or so.
Tomorrow's briefing should be interesting with the first returns from the U.S. elections and our comments coming in just before the U.S. delegation Are expected to give their press briefing.
Interviews were many (full list tomorrow but ranges from Colombian radio
to Swedish Broadcast Radio and Radio France International to Radio
Mediterranean International)…and AFP television.
Steady media interest in the Brazilian impacts report too.

For more direct coverage on this, please visit the following links as well...
Also, you can follow the stories of our students and comment on their stories at our weblog: (copy and paste this link)

(Photo:Walk Against Warming, Saturday 4 November, 2006, Sydney crowd scene. Huge crowds of around 50,000 voters joined the Walk Against Warming in Sydney and Melbourne, pressing the Howard government to take urgent action against climate change. © Greenpeace/Michael Amendolia)