By now, most people know that Copenhagen is hosting the 15th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC, and they are doing a great job at it. However, the climate change debate is not confined to the convention center where the diplomatic action takes place: climate change action has taken over the entire city, and part of our group took to the streets today to find out what else is going on.

Most buildings on the main streets of Copenhagen are covered with banners advocating climate action, advertising the COP 15 or promoting the Hopenhagen petition. The main square that extends in front of the city hall is currently housing several showrooms for sustainable building and alternative energy sources. There we also found Copenhagen’s traditional Christmas tree, which this year is being powered by bikes set up around it. We also ran into a peaceful demonstration, photo exhibits and a dance performance. Lastly, we stumbled into the filming of a new campaign, available here beginning tomorrow, which gives citizen’s the opportunity to be brad pitt and raise awareness for climate change action. (Pictures will be uploaded shortly.)

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