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Jewel Attends COP15 via Cisco TelePresence

Fans of singer, songwriter, actress and environmental supporter Jewel might be surprised to hear that she “attended” the climate change events occuring in Copenhagen, Denmark … without leaving her home state of Texas.

How did she manage this feat?  Jewel and dozens of members of The Nature Conservancy used Cisco’s virtual meeting technology to connect “live” to participants attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference happening this week in Copenhagen.  The objective of ‘COP 15’ is to set a global agreement between all of the countries of the world in reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from human activities.  The TelePresence-based Global Climate Change Meeting Platform is bringing the discussions to individuals at more than 100 locations around the world, without travel, and will be used after Copenhagen to help ensure a successful emissions reduction agreement. 


Jewel is supporting The Nature Conservancy’s efforts to reduce emissions and their impact on the environment.   Cisco, AT&T and The Nature Conservancy recognize the positive impact that technology can have on climate change and are working together to promote innovative tools to help others manage their carbon footprint. Jewel’s virtual visit to Copenhagen today demonstrates how powerful an alternative technology can be and how an environmental supporter such as Jewel can engage in these important discussions, without being far from home.

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  1. I’m glad someone at this meeting was conscious about the emissions. I heard that the conference required 1200 limos for all of the top executives/politicians that were present. They had to ship in limos from Germany to meet the requests for these fat cats to ride in a limo to their meetings….

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  2. I read that the climate conference itself will emit 40K tons of CO2. (Though the Danish government is offsetting this through a paper-factory project in Asia.) Maybe TelePresence this year is just a small dent in the conference, but next year, it will be much larger!

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  3. Is it true most of those attending Cop15 are not scientists? Just wondering… and why did Chavez receive a standing ovation?

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  4. Well even though Jewel also attended the conference, it was a disaster. The agreement is not legally binding and as such is pretty much worthless.. I just hope that this opportunity to start the changes was not the last one, because if it was, we have some troubling times ahead of us.

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  5. Cristal Guderjahn

    Please continue the effort at Cisco’s One Million Acts Of Green program…www.OneMillionActsOfGreen.com. Record your acts and be counted!

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  6. I was so proud of her. I am her fan.

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  7. every step to save the environment is a good step

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  8. I heard that the conference required 1200 limos for all of the top executives/politicians that were present. They had to ship in limos from Germany to meet the requests for these fat cats to ride in a limo to their meetings

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  9. Jewel Schmewel… All I have to say is that Jennifer Greeson is HOT!!!

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  10. Only Cisco could get a beautiful voice like Jewel to attend! :)

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  11. I see the video quality is pretty good, was this done over a regular internet connection? What was the bandwidth?

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  12. Haha Keith have to agree with that one :)

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  13. Thanks for sharing this video. Hope the green programm of cisco is succesfull.And yes, she is hot :-)

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  14. Each step to save the environment is a good step !

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  15. yes best part of this article is I just hope that this opportunity to start the changes was not the last one, because if it was, we have some troubling times ahead of us.”””^0^1^^^0^0
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