This just in from Bonn, Germany, where 350 organizers are on the ground–
At a meeting with Non Governmental Organizations in Bonn, the UNFCCC* Executive Secretary, Yvo de Boer, had this to say to groups in the room:
“The problem I have is that when we all get back home – it’s the potential losers that have the ear of the politicians and not the potential winners. Very big corporations who employ few people and have a modest contribution to GDP outweigh millions of small and medium enterprises who contribute billions. If you could get your members out on the street before Copenhagen that would be incredibly valuable.“
Well, that sounded like a challenge to us, and we’re more than willing to accept it. See you on the streets on October 24!
*UNFCCC=United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change