World Climate Community Launched by Mayor of Copenhagen

Stockholm, Sweden June 11, 2009

Today sees the launch of The World Climate Community, the world’s first online social community for discussion and debate about issues relating to climate and environmental change.

The World Climate Community was set up by the city of Copenhagen ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Denmark in December 2009. It provides an independent and democratic place for people from around the world to discuss climate, environment and sustainability issues, brainstorm new innovative ideas and interact directly with opinion leaders.

The World Climate Community was designed and built by Interactive agency Creuna using Episerver's award-winning Content Management System and Episerver Community.

The Episerver platforms make it possible to combine user-driven social media with published content. Users can easily create and share content, voice their opinions and share ideas, show videos, links, photos and collaborate to influence the debate on climate change.

Peter Larsson, CEO of Episerver, said: "Climate change is an important issue to billions of people. This community gives them the opportunity to come together to influence the debate. Episerver provides an easy and cost-effective way for organisations of all sizes to set up a community where people can interact."

Klaus Bondam, Copenhagen's Mayor of Technical and Environmental Administration which has helped to develop The World Climate Community, said: "The next innovative idea to reduce CO2 emissions and create more sustainable communities might not come from experts. It could come from a school class in New Delhi, a grocer in Alaska or a high school in Copenhagen. This site provides a democratic platform for people from around the world to share their views and experiences."

For more information:

Maria Wasing,
Vice President of Marketing, Episerver
Phone:  +46 73 852 17 52 
maria.wasing@Episerver.com

 

Københavns Kommune, The World Climate Community
Henriette Irminger Sonne, Communications Manager
Mobile: +45 26 33 84 12