Copenhagen: The alternative diary
Monday 30 November 2009
5 December: "The Wave" march in London, from Grosvenor Square to the Houses of Parliament to urge UK to be a leader in Copenhagen
7 December: Start of Klimaforum09, the official "alternative people's summit", and Climate Camp
8 December: Survival Academy: teaches visitors how to survive in a post-apocalyptic world
9 December: Indians of the Rainforest: an exhibition showing the different ways indigenous people use the environment
10 December: Model United Nations: for children
11 December: Our Climate Not Your Business: day of direct action against big business and corporations who meet in Copenhagen
12 December: Global Day of Action: "The Flood", marching
13 December: Hit the Production: action to shut down Copenhagen harbor, hitting the root cause of climate change, at 2am
14 December: No Borders Day: groups of No Borders activists protesting to ensure there will be no "climate refugees"
15 December: Resistance is Ripe: agriculture action day
16 December: Reclaim Power! March will push into the conference centre and turn the private debate into a public forum
18 December: Never Trust a COP: the most radical day of pressure, organised by an informal network of activists. COP means "conference of the parties" of the UN Climate Treaty. Copenhagen is officially Cop-15.
Birth of twin red pandas gives hope for future of one of the rarest - and cutest - mammals
Drug-resistant bacteria: Sewage-treatment plants described as giant 'mixing vessels' after scientists discover mutated microbes in British river
The top 10 weirdest animal mating rituals
The ugliest animals on earth: Blobfish, axolotl and proboscis monkey battle it out to be named least attractive beast
Wisborough Green becomes the first village in Britain to fight off fracking
- 1 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 2 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 3 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 4 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
- 5 Students offered grants if they tweet pro-Israeli propaganda
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: victims’ bodies bundled in black bags and loaded onto trains
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