Powershift UK – London, England

The UKYCC PowerShift Conference, held on Oct. 9-12, 2009, brought together over 250 young people from across the United Kingdom and the world to discuss climate change. The conference taught them how to organize, build a social movement and take creative and intelligent action to tackle the climate crisis. The following collection of photographs documents this climate conference and the incredible youth that are taking the fight to politicians and leaders around the UK. To license, click an image or here.

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Climate Camp in the City, G20 Protests

A portfolio of images of the Climate Camp at BishopsGate, London during the G20 meetings in 2009. The members of climate camp took over the street and set up a tent city in front of the Carbon Exchange in London. The campers were protesting the current carbon trading schemes that the UN is incorporating in the global climate deals. They feel that these policies will not solve the current climate crisis. The campers spent the day playing games, cooking, dancing and generally having a good time. However, despite the camps strong policy of non-violence, the campers were violently attacked by members of the British police force. The tactics used by the police during the G20 resulted in one death and many complaints. The police actions have been condemned by review boards and many activists hope that they will be changed.

Climate Camp in the City – G20 – Images by Robert van Waarden

Canada House Photography Show – London

My most recent email today read…

Your great photos are now on display at Canada House, Robert. We are delighted to have them.

All best

High Commission of Canada/Haut-commissariat du Canada
Head, Public Programmes/Chef, Programmes publics
Political Affairs & Public Diplomacy Division/Direction des Affaires politiques et de la Diplomatie ouverte
Canada House/Maison du Canada
Trafalgar Square

So yes, the images from the Cape Farewell Voyage are on display in Trafalgar Square in London at the Canada House. They are a part of the Nunavut exhibition so if you are in London, stop on by.