Scores of environmental groups from around the world are here at the climate negotiations in Copenhagen urging governments to curb global greenhouse gas emissions. They may be the most numerous, but environmentalists are not the only type of activists here.
For instance, this group of church women also want action on climate change:
Meanwhile, participants entering the climate change meeting in Copenhagen must pass a dedicated group of activists who have stood outside in the cold for the last three days promoting a singular solution:
These vegetarians, associated with spiritual leader Supreme Master Ching Hai, are passing out a bag filled with their literature. They are promoting a change in diet as a way to cut emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from livestock operations.
Many people inside the conference center are sporting those bags. They perhaps are a brief fashion trend here in Copenhagen:
The vegetarians may have a tough time selling their idea in Denmark, a major producer of pork.
Inside the convention center where the negotiations are taking place, there’s little evidence that the message on the bags is having an effect. Cafes scattered through this enormous complex are doing a booming business selling open-face roast beef sandwiches and roast pork entrees to hungry participants.
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