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El próximo mes de diciembre se llevarán a cabo negociaciones clave de Naciones Unidas sobre cambio climático en Copenhague. Mientras que personas, organizaciones y movimientos sociales de todo el mundo están reclamando acciones enérgicas para prevenir el cambio climático y garantizar la justicia climática, las grandes empresas han estado presionando para bloquear cualquier acción eficaz tendiente a enfrentar el problema, y al mismo tiempo obtener beneficios.

El Premio La Sirena Enfadada ha sido creado para difundir el papel perverso de los grupos de cabildeo empresariales, y dar a conocer aquellos grupos empresariales y compañías que han hecho los mayores esfuerzos por sabotear las negociaciones sobre el clima y otras medidas relacionadas, al tiempo que promueven soluciones falsas a menudo muy lucrativas.

El ganador de este premio que debe su nombre al ícono de Copenhague –la sirena- que está enfadada por la destrucción causada por el cambio climático, será elegido mediante escrutinio público.

La votación en línea comenzó el lunes 16 de noviembre de 2009

Emite tu voto y ayuda a decidir qué empresa o grupo de presión ha hecho más por bloquear una acción eficaz para enfrentar el cambio climático.

La votación concluirá el domingo 13 de diciembre de 2009, y el ganador del Premio La Sirena Enfadada será anunciado en Copenhague el martes 15 de diciembre de 2009.


The Angry Mermaid Award is organised by the following six organisations:

Attac Denmark is part of the international Attac movement focusing on democratic control of financial markets and their institutions. We want to restrict international speculation introducing the so-called Tobin Tax. We want the abolition of tax havens. We want cancellation of debt of developing countries, and we want introduction of pensions based on ethical and sustainable investments.

Corporate Europe Observatory is a research and campaign group working to expose and challenge the privileged access and influence enjoyed by corporations and their lobby groups in EU policy making. This corporate capture of EU decision-making leads to policies that exacerbate social injustice and accelerate environmental destruction across the world.

Focus on the Global South is a non-governmental organisation with twenty staff working in Thailand, the Philippines and India. Focus was established in Bangkok in 1995 and is affiliated with the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute. Focus combines policy research, advocacy, activism and grassroots capacity building in order to generate critical analysis and encourage debates on national and international policies related to corporate-led globalisation, neo-liberalism and militarisation.

Friends of the Earth International is the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 77 national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups on every continent. With over 2 million members and supporters around the world, we campaign on today's most urgent environmental and social issues. We challenge the current model of economic and corporate globalization, and promote solutions that will help to create environmentally sustainable and socially just societies.

Oilchange International  works to expose the true cost of fossil fuels and facilitate the coming transition towards clean energy. We are dedicated to identifying and overcoming political and economic barriers to that transition.

Spinwatch is an independent non-profit making organisation which monitors the role of public relations and spin in contemporary society. Founded in 2004, it promotes greater understanding of the role of PR, propaganda and lobbying through its website and through campaigning activities, including media appearances, book and pamphlet writing, ‘Spinwalks’ and investigative reporting.


Legal check of the nomination texts by Arnoud Engelfriet – http://www.arnoud.engelfriet.net/