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Klimaforum09 - People's Climate Summit, an open and alternative climate conference, was attended by about 50,000 people.
Environmental activists from regions of the world most affected by climate change convened at Klimaforum09 with leaders such as Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva
Vandana Shiva , is a philosopher, environmental activist, and eco feminist. Shiva, currently based in Delhi, has authored more than 20 books and over 500 papers in leading scientific and technical journals. She was trained as a physicist and received her Ph.D...

, founder of Navdanya
Navdanya is an Indian-based non-governmental organization which promotes biodiversity conservation, biodiversity, organic farming, the rights of farmers, and the process of seed saving. One of Navdanya's founders, and outspoken members, is Vandana Shiva, an environmental activist, physicist, and...

, Nnimmo Bassey
Nnimmo Bassey
Nnimmo Bassey is a Nigerian environmentalist activist and poet, elected chair of Friends of the Earth International and Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action. He is one of Time magazine's Heroes of the Environment 2009. In 2010, Nnimmo Bassey was named co-winner of the Right Livelihood...

, chair of Friends of the Earth International, and author Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein is a Canadian author and social activist known for her political analyses and criticism of corporate globalization.-Family:...

A People's Declaration from Klimaforum09 was formulated before and during the People's Climate Summit calling for "System change - not climate change" and handed over to the 15th Conference of the Parties at December 18.

Klimaforum09 took place from 7 December to 18 December 2009 in Copenhagen as open and alternative event during UNFCCC COP15
2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference
The 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference, commonly known as the Copenhagen Summit, was held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 7 December and 18 December. The conference included the 15th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...

. The summit with over 300 debates, exhibitions, films, concerts and plays was organised by the Klimaforum network, a broad network of civil society organisations, and realized with the help of hundreds of volunteers.

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