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Company typeNon-profit Organization
IndustryInternet site
FoundedSpring 2006
HeadquartersLondon, UK
Number of employees

OneClimate is a nonprofit internet climate news, social activism and social networking site. It received international media attention during the 2007 United Nations Climate Change Conference for its 'Virtual Bali' initiative,[1][2] and also during the COP15 event in Copenhagen.[3]

OneClimate was jointly founded by Anuradha Vittachi and Peter Armstrong, who were the co-founders of

In December 2007, Ed Markey became the first US politician to utilize the medium of Second Life, through which he addressed the delegates of the UNFCCC in Bali as part of OneClimate's Virtual Bali event.[4] It was estimated that the carbon dioxide saved in not flying Rep. Markey to Bali was around 5.5 tons.[5]

The following year OneClimate ran Virtual Poznań in Poland for COP14.[6] Notable speakers included Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Yvo de Boer[7] and The Age of Stupid Director, Franny Armstrong. The event was broadcast each evening on the OneClimate website as well as in Second Life.

In May 2010, The Guardian also named OneClimate as one of the 50 key people to follow on Twitter.[8]

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  1. ^ Phillips, Sarah (2007-12-07). "Virtual climate change". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  2. ^ "OneClimate. Guerrand-Hermès Foundation for Peace". 2009-07-12. Archived from the original on 2009-07-12. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  3. ^ "OneClimate. The Communication Initiative Network". 2012-02-15. Archived from the original on 2012-02-15. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  4. ^ Eilperin, Juliet (December 11, 2007). "For U.S., Policy Discord Plays Out at Bali Climate Change Talks". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  5. ^ David Fogarty (2007-12-11). "The virtue in being virtual in Bali". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13.
  6. ^ "Conference COP14". 2009-04-17. Archived from the original on 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2019-10-14.
  7. ^ "Virtual Poznan - Interview with Yvo de Boer", YouTube, archived from the original on 2021-12-20, retrieved 2019-10-14
  8. ^ Vaughan, Adam (2010-05-11). "Top 50 Twitter climate accounts to follow". The Guardian. London.

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