John & Svitlana at the entrance of the conference

A number of ELAW partners, including Svitlana Kravchenko and ELAW Board member John Bonine, (photo at left) are joining tens of thousands of activists and government officials in Copenhagen this week as the United Nations Climate Change Conference opens in Denmark.

ELAW Partner Hermantha Withanage of Sri Lanka is blogging from Copenhagen.  His most recent post notes:  “According to the sources, there are more than 30,000 people have got the registration to this land mark conference. Outside the Bella Centre, civil society coming from over 200 countries have also gathered to witness this global deal. They too organise “klimaforum” and bring the voices of the civil society to shape the deal.”

Participants in the Bella Center watched this short film in which a six-year-old girl begs the delegates to “please help the world.”

We will add more information as we hear from ELAW partners “on the ground” in Denmark!