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Speech – The Missing Criterion

By on jan 19, 2015 in English, Speeches | 0 comments

This speech was written for the Global Climate Ambassadors at the transition of the European Green Capital Award from Copenhagen to Bristol on December 8, 2014. It was delivered by four separate children – one from each city. Their names are Aliyah Bergström (Malmö), Jonas Ilmari Balsby (Brussels), Siw Rønne Appel  (Copenhagen) and James Gibson (Bristol). You can also read it on their website.    The Missing Criterion The part from Malmö – Aliyah Bergström We are children from Malmo and right next door we are holding the Children’s Climate Summit. Because we can see that something is missing. At the United Nations Earth Summit, 12 year old Severn Suzuki walked up on the stage in Rio de Janeiro and made the leaders of the world listen. Last week she turned 35. She is now married and has two kids. A generation has come and gone, but what has changed? The climate has...

Taler på sociale medier

By on dec 13, 2014 in The making of | 0 comments

Dette er et eksperiment. En slags ‘walking the talk’. En samskabelse af indhold om taler på sociale medier. Du kan læse hvem der allereder har bidraget nederst i teksten. Dette er 1. version, så der står ikke nogen nu. Det er der, kommer fra to oplæg jeg tidligere har lavet og en masse tanker: I 2013 holdt jeg oplæg i Washington DC med Trine Nebel om taler og sociale medier og en tilpasset version holdt jeg i Bruxelles året efter. Desuden har jeg arbejdet med det i Københavns Kommune og for Ministeriet for Klima, Energi og Bygning. Disclaimer: Jeg har ikke gjort alt dette og det er ikke sikkert, at det vil være optimalt. Det afhænger af situationen. Dette er en bruttoliste af ideer.   Taler på sociale medier Taleskrivning er noget med Aristoteles og uforståelige græske begreber, der lyder som de tre musketerer. Sociale medier er Obama, Obey og det, de unge vil have....

Sådan blev talen om Sarah en vinder

By on dec 4, 2014 in Dansk, The making of | 0 comments

Denne artiklen blev bragt i RetorikMagasinet i august 2014. Den hænger sammen med den danske udgave af talen ‘Climate Change and the story of Sarah’ – her oversat til ‘Klimaforandringerne og historien om Sarah‘. Du kan læse den originale tale – Climate change and the Story of Sarah – her og ellers se denne liste for alle relevante indlæg om talen og dens to Cicero Speechwriting Award. Hver vinter kårer verdens førende taleskrivere de bedste taler fra året der gik, når de uddeler Cicero Speechwriting Awards. Hvis du har ambitioner om en podieplads i den retoriske kongedisciplin, gælder det om at begejstre dommerne med kreativitet, menneskelighed og substans – for på den måde at be-sejre modstanderne. Her er historien om Danmarks første vinder: talen ”Klimaforandringerne og historien om Sarah”. Sådan blev talen om Sarah en vinder Få uger efter...

Speech – Climate Change Is Now

By on nov 4, 2014 in English, Speeches | 0 comments

I wrote this speech for the Global Climate Ambassadors to be delivered at the launch of the 5 th IPCC assessment report in Copenhagen on October 27, 2014. It was delivered at City Hall in front of the Danish Climate Minister, The Lord Mayor of Copenhagen and the entire IPCC team by three kids: Nana Haislund Hansen, Markus Gerner Van Deurs and Emma Brag  – and here is the report they wrote about ‘Engaging the Next Genereation‘. Here is the video:   Climate Change Is Now!   We are children. We are from Ghana, Belgium, Nigeria, Sweden, India, Zambia and right here in Denmark. We are the Global Climate Ambassadors and we want to talk to you about climate change. Climate change is here right now – in the past it was a question about our future. No More. Climate change is now. We see it, we hear it and we talk about it. We worry about our future. In India children...

Behind the Weather Talk

By on maj 25, 2014 in English, The making of | 0 comments

This is a storify about the reception of one speech – Talking about the Weather. It was given by  Danish Minister for Climate, Energy and Building, Rasmus Helveg Petersen at IPCC and WMO’s Workshop on Communicating Climate, Paris, France, April 2, 2014.   [View the story “After the Weather Talk” on Storify]