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 YES! Magazine brings you powerful ideas and practical actions from Copenhagen.

God Begins to Smile
Video: Archbishop Desmond Tutu, calling for a legally binding agreement on climate change, says the movement for climate justice in Copenhagen would cheer God up.
Update from Copenhagen Update from Copenhagen
by Gary Braasch
As week two begins, the U.N. climate negotiations focus on global inequality.
A Global Day of Action A Global Day of Action
by Alison Hamm
The largest environmental demonstration in history took place in Copenhagen on Saturday.
Tens of Thousands March in Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Demonstrators outside the U.N. negotiations demand a climate deal.
It's Going to Be Beautiful It's Going to Be Beautiful
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: There are reasons to be encouraged about the negotiations in Copenhagen, and ways to get involved in your own backyard.
Kumi Naidoo on How We'll Win at Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Forget the cynicism. The activists who made Copenhagen possible are ramping up the pressure for a strong and binding deal on climate change.
Youth and Indigenous Activists Escalate Protests
by Joshua Kahn Russell
In Copenhagen, diverse coalitions of activists are supporting each other in calling for a binding and equitable treaty.
How to Talk to Your Friends About Copenhagen
by Madeline Ostrander
Talking about climate change may be one of the most revolutionary things you can do. But how do you strike up your own Copenhagen conversations—and what do you say once you do?
We Hold the Key to Copenhagen We Hold the Key to Copenhagen
by Sarah van Gelder
"We the People" will have to act up if we want a global agreement that averts climate chaos.
Video: Youth Activists Crash Live Climate Denier Webcast
by Brooke Jarvis
A group of young activists took over the stage, telling Americans for Prosperity that real prosperity comes from clean energy.
Global South Demands Climate Justice
by Jennifer Krill, Adrian Wilson.
Delegates from developing nations are worried about the fairness of the COP-15 process after the leakage of an early negotiation text.
Copenhagen's Conscience: The Youth Climate Movement Won't Settle
by Jessy Tolkan
Youth activists are playing an important role: refusing to allow the smallness of politics to stand in the way of the fair and globally-binding deal that our generation demands for survival.
Video: It's Hot in Here Dance
by Brooke Jarvis
Before the summit's first plenary, young activists inject energy and passion into the proceedings.
The Copenhagen Moment
Video: Leaders of the climate justice movement on turning the U.N. negotiations in Copenhagen into a true global turning point.
The Mulch: What's at Stake in Copenhagen?
by Alison Hamm
Independent media on what we can hope for from the largest and most important U.N. climate change summit in history.