Staying informed on matters related to climate change is a challenge in itself. Now that #COP17 is almost over … let’s ask what did we learn about Durban? Besides road map, KP and ambition, what were most used buzzwords? And what did everyone think of the trendsetting app and CNN’s Ecosphere?
On a nerdy note, I’ll remember this event as a successful trial using Storify.
Kudos to the organizers for a giant leap forward in terms of virtual participation at a UN event. The use of social media and livestreaming video was among the best of the year. Yes, there were some drawbacks. It was difficult to access information about the speakers online and there was no way to submit questions via Twitter.
It’s a wild idea, but I’d love to see the #COP conferences and parallel events engage in a more engaging fashion, a la 24 Hours of Reality or TED conferences. Blue sky thinking here, but why not combine such events with carrotmobs or Open Space Technology and foster more collaborative creativity? Could we see greater use of Wikipedia and independent wikis to sort through the materials and prepare meaningful coverage.
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