I’m going to Copenhagen in two weeks for the global climate negotiations. Exciting!
But…the nearest hotel with a vacancy, best as I can tell, is in Ystad, Sweden. Yep, Sweden.
Now, this isn’t quite as bad as it sounds to those of us with limited knowledge of the geography of Scandanavia. I’m told it’s 45 minutes by train from Malmo (Ystad is a suburb of Malmo) to downtown Copenhagen. Kind of like staying in Baltimore for an event in D.C. But ideally I’d like to be closer, and so far my obsessive searching on global and European hotel sites, as well my efforts to find a place to crash through Craigslist Copenhagen (yes, there is one), have proved fruitless.
Anyone have a room to share? Or an idea on how to find a place?
I’ll be there from Dec. 11-17. I’ll be hosting an event for the Coalition for Rainforest Nations that sounds terrific, as well as blogging and writing for The Energy Collective, greenbiz.com and fortune.com. I’ll arrange a variety of interviews, did into isssues of carbon finance and global poverty, look into the forestry debate, tour of an offshore wind farm, and attend a Copenhagen Climate Council event with business leaders at Hamlet’s Kronberg Castle.
So you can see why I’m going…even if it means commuting from Sweden.