Green Music Panel @ COP15

Together with the Global Observatory, Julie’s Bicycle and the Bellona Foundation we chaired a Green Music side event at the COP15 (Copenhagen Climate Conference) on Saturday, the 12th of December.

Green Music Initiative’s Founder Jacob Bilabel was the chair. The  idea was born over some drinks with the wonderful people of Bellona Foundation two nights before the panel…

Groove to save the World?
The role of the culture industry in the fight against Climate Change
Dec. 12th, 1400 – 1530, delegation hall C7, The Bellona Room, Bella Center / COP15, Kopenhagen

The music and entertainment industry has global reach and can unleash imagination and passion like few other industries. It produces role models, dreams and questions which might pave the way into a Low Carbon Future and help our political leaders bring about the global transformation required.

Panelists:
Catherine Bottrill (Oxford Environmental Change Institute / Julie’s Bicycle) conducted the study ‘UK music industry’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2007’

Wendy Stephenson (CEO The Converging World) is creating cultural mechanisms, which link communities in the developed and developing world

Jacob Bilabel (Founder Green Music Initiative) provides a platform for the music and entertainment industry to coordinate projects in the fight against climate change.

Freddy Paul Grunert (Curator, Center for Art and Media) says: “Scientists have done their part. Now the culture industry has to play a crucial role in mitigation and adaption.”