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Blog Action Day 2009 coming up

As in the previous years International Law Observer is proud to support this year’s Blog Action Day coming up on 15 October. Blog Action Day is an annual event that unites the world’s bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day. The aim is to raise awareness and trigger a global discussion and Blog Action Day 2009 promises to be the largest-ever social change event on the web. This year the common topic is climate change. Here are the reasons for choosing this topic given by the organizers:

Climate change affects us all and it threatens more than the environment. It threatens to cause famine, flooding, war, and millions of refugees. Given the urgency of the issue of climate change and the upcoming international climate negotiations in Copenhagen this December, we think the blogosphere has the unique opportunity to mobilize millions of people around expressing support for finding a sustainable solution to the climate crisis.

So on 15 October International Law Observer will bring you posts dealing with the issue of climate change from an international law perspective. But we would also like to especially emphasis our standing invitation to scholars around the world to appear as guest bloggers on that day. If you e.g. are engaged with any research on the intersection between international law and environmental issues, you are welcome to support our effort (contact us here).

A trailer on the Blog Action Day 2009 is in this week’s ‘Clip of the Week’.

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