The People’s Space served as an open and inclusive venue where national and international civil society organisations were able to network and define their own responses to COP17. Organisations utilised The People’s Space to host events such as conferences, workshops and seminars in an effort to communicate and debate the work that they are doing around critical climate change issues. The People’s Space also hosted a number of musical and dramatic performances relating to climate change. In addition, the space was used for purposes of organising and socialising within the broad civil society community.
Topics covered in the events hosted at The People’s Space included:
Vulnerable groups represented at The People’s Space included smallscale farmers and fishers, wastepickers, youth, labour, women and indigenous people, among others.