Tuesday was an exciting day in Copenhagen. As the temperature plummeted, people's excitement seemed to rise. Queues outside the Bella Center - the hub for the COP15 meetings and negotiations - wound on for miles. As the day progressed, it became clear that the Copenhagen administration - which is usually the byword for efficient planning and management - was simply overwhelmed by the sheer mass of humanity that had come to Copenhagen to be in some way part of these historic talks.
Estimates put the number of people trying to enter to center at between 40,000 and 45,000. Waits ranged nearly eight hours, queuing outside in the bitter cold. But all through the day, people stayed and did what it took to enter and be part of COP15.
My own wait lasted nearly five hours! And just as we had almost lost hope of entering the center for the days events - hope emerged, and we were ushered in past the queues to make our engagements for the day.
Inside of the Bella Center was a sight to behold. Organized chaos reigned with a constant stream of people in every direction. The atmosphere was one of feverish excitement as everyone did their bit to move the negotiations forward, working on their piece of the puzzle to make it fit better with the big picture - the global answer.
My day inside the center started (at nearly 1.30pm!) with the UNEP press conference to launch the latest GWEC report. The report highlights the contribution wind is already making towards reducing emissions, and bringing green power to industries and individuals - and remedia-room/suzlon-in-the-news our call to action to governments to set even more aggressive targets and governance mechanisms to ensure we achieve them.
The press conference, which took place in the rather impressive UNFCCC Pres Briefing Room was chaired by Nick Nuttall of the UNEP and Steve Sawyer of GWEC, with Han Junliang, President and Chairman of Sinovel, alongside me representing the industry. I think the composition of the panel - with China and India representing renewables - sent out a strong message that the world's biggest growth economies are driving this growth in a sustainable direction, and far from being targeted for our development - should be congratulated and supported for our focus on sustainable development.
Following the press conference, I had the opportunity to participate in a round table organized by UK's The Guardian media-room/suzlon-in-the-newspaper to discuss EU's 20 by 2020 targets. Here once again, I was impressed with the caliber of my fellow panelists, the magnitude of the issues and divides that we still have to bridge to find a common solution, and the absolute determination everybody here brings to find that solution.
My day progressed with a few media interactions with Scientific American, Hindustan Times and Bloomberg Television. I was also happy to note that significant media contingent from India covering the talks. I firmly believe that public awareness and commitment are essential to push through the politics between nations and to achieve accord - and media is the channel to mobilize the public voice. I hope with the strong showing of the Indian media at COP15, we will see this call to change heard louder and stronger.
While the summit worked on into the night, fears were emerging that a firm, binding legal agreement may be goal too far to reach within the time left. If that is indeed the reality on the ground - we need to mobilize as people to ensure that governments remember, that they act - and the most significant threat of our generation does not get overshadowed by petty politics.
This is not a battle for business, it is a battle for our planet's survival - and with it all the species that flourish here. Humanity caused this crisis, and we are the only ones who can solve it. We must never forget that.