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I'm Head of Media at Consumers International (CI), the global federation of consumer organisations. CI and its members have been working on climate change, energy and sustainable consumption for over three decades and will be representing the world's consumer groups at COP15.
Our particular areas of concerns in Copenhagen include sustainable access to energy, transport, greenwashing and carbon labelling, volunatry consumer action, housing and food.
Hello, I'm Luke Upchurch, Head of Media for Consumers International
Consumers International (CI) is the only independent global campaigning voice for consumers. With over 220 member organisations in 115 countries, we are building a powerful international consumer movement to help protect and empower consumers everywhere. For more information, visit www.consumersinternational.org
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