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Climate swap and Social events is a riveting and thorough exploration of 3 very important campaigns to steer weather swap coverage within the uk. the writer delves deep into the campaigns and illuminates the best way policymakers take into consideration and reply to social movements.

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One analysis found that while lobbying and observing resulted in only low levels of influence, the indirect effect of demonstrations on negotiations via the media could have ‘sav[ed] the Copenhagen climate negotiations from a breakdown’ (Rietig, 2011, 26). Rietig argued that demonstrative protests helped to convince heads of states to attend the conference on short notice and increase public salience on climate change (Rietig, 2011). Other forms of mobilization also took place. TckTckTck, Greenpeace, Avaaz and others also organized a letter-signing campaign to US president Barack Obama, calling on him to push for strong commitments.

Campaigners joined the Camden Green Fair in June to promote the campaign and call on members of the public to act. They collected approximately 1,000 signatures for a Big Ask petition and sent out over 400 postcards addressed to MPs that FoE had made for the campaign which called on MPs to sign the EDM. That same month, local groups held a day of action in which they polled residents on their views about climate change and government action as a means to attract new participants and local media attention.

6 CAN attempted to influence discussions at these meetings, primarily through the regular publication and circulation of a daily news journal they created: ECO. The journal summarized the various debates that occurred during the conference while presenting alternatives and suggestions (Rahman and Roncerel, 1994, 249). ECO was described as ‘the most widely read source of information 14 Climate Change and Social Movements on the negotiations’ (Dowdeswell and Kinley, 1994, 129; also see Betsill, 2008).

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