350.org is an international campaign that's building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis -- the solutions that science and justice demand. Its focus is on the number 350 - as in parts per million CO2. If we can't get below that, scientists say, the damage we're already seeing from global warming will continue and accelerate. But 350 is more than a number - it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.
Based in the UNECA in Addis Ababa, ACPC believes that knowledge generation, sharing and networking should support and inform critical concerns of African countries in their endeavor to mainstream climate change in their development plans, and in ongoing climate negotiations within the UNFCCC processes. This is comprised of 5 broad areas of interest: finance (green fund), mitigation in the context of Africa (with REDD+), climate adaptation, technology transfer, and capacity mobilisation and/or building.
The Age of Stupid stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance? It is a co-production between Spanner Films and Passion Pictures. The production was notable for its innovative crowd-funding financing model, as well as the Indie Screenings distribution system which allows anyone anywhere to screen the film.
Over 50% of the climate change challenge can be addressed today – and profitably – by existing technologies, under existing policy. This is an opportunity marked as a crisis – arguably the largest wealth creation opportunity of our lifetime. Carbon War Room works on breaking down market barriers for capital to flow to entrepreneurial solutions to climate change, by employing a sector-based approach focusing on the solutions that make economic sense right now.
Climate Hearings are events that give people who are suffering the impact of climate change the chance to make their voices heard locally, nationally and globally. From local villages to large-scale moment, the Climate Hearings project brings the voices of those most affected by the devastating impacts of climate change directly to decision makers who have an opportunity to do something about it.
The Climate Policy Tracker for the EU is a comprehensive review of policies of EU Member States that affect greenhouse gas emissions. It provides an overview of the policy situation of each Member State broken down by sector and policy area. In addition, it provides a rating to measure whether policies directed at emission reduction are in place, and if counterproductive policies and barriers for emission reduction are adequately removed.
Climate Wise Women (Cw2) is a global initiative to promote women's leadership on climate change and to give a human face and voice to this complex issue. Speaking events present the stories of women leaders from regions affected by climate change in their own voices. Local guests are invited to comment and respond with locally relevant issues and connections in a panel discussion format. Women's leadership is celebrated and provides a springboard for collaboration and mutual support.
The 2012 UN Climate Change Conference - comprising sessions of the 18th Conference of the Parties (COP18) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 8th Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP8), will be held at the Qatar National Convention Center in Doha from November 26 - December 7, 2012.
The Earth Institute’s overarching goal is to help achieve sustainable development primarily by expanding the world’s understanding of Earth as one integrated system. We work toward this goal through scientific research, education and the practical application of research for solving real-world challenges. While one organization cannot achieve sustainable development alone, the Earth Institute is committed to playing a major role to ensure a world of shared prosperity and environmental sustainability.
In response to the climate change challenge, the UN Foundation and the Club of Madrid formed Global Leadership for Climate Action (GLCA), a task force of world leaders committed to addressing climate change through international negotiations. This initiative convenes former heads of state and government as well as leaders from business, government, and civil society from more than 20 countries to outline the most important components of a new global climate change agreement.
Lighting Africa is a joint IFC and World Bank program that seeks to support the global lighting industry in developing affordable, clean, and efficient modern lighting and energy solutions for millions of Sub-Saharan Africans who currently live without access to the electricity grid. Efficient lighting technologies have made it possible for the first time in history to offer clean, efficient and reliable energy services at price points that are comparable to typical expenditures for kerosene.
In 2001, the 7th COP of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recognised that developing countries needed assistance in developing plans to address the adverse effects of climate change. In particular, the COP decided that the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) "should be assisted in preparing National Adaptation Programs of Action (NAPAs) to address urgent and immediate needs and concerns related to adaptation to the adverse effects of climate change."
While least responsible for causing climate change, poor people bear the brunt of the impacts. As an international relief and development organisation dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty and injustice, Oxfam is campaigning to create equitable solutions to the crisis and is working with poor communities across the world because it knows that unless we all act now, much worse is to come.
Project Catalyst is a ClimateWorks initiative that was launched in May 2008 to provide analytical and policy support for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) negotiations on a post-Kyoto international climate agreement. Project Catalyst and its working groups provide a forum where key participants in the global discussions can informally interact, conduct analyses, jointly problem solve, and contribute ideas and proposals to the formal UNFCCC process.
TckTckTck is an unprecedented global alliance, representing hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life, who are united by a desire to see a strong global deal on climate change. A project of the Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA), TckTckTck is made up of leading environment, development, and faith-based NGO's, youth groups, trade unions and individuals, and is calling for a fair, ambitious and binding climate change agreement.
What began as a collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 250,000 citizens and scientists and the leading science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
Viewing the data through a human rights lens, it is clear that projected climate change-related effects threaten the effective enjoyment of a range of human rights, such as the right to safe and adequate water and food, the right to health and adequate housing. Equally, the human rights perspective brings into focus that climate change is set to hit the poorest countries and communities the hardest. The international human rights standards serve as a guide for measures to tackle climate change...
For almost two decades, the Small Grants Programme has been working with communities around the world to combat the most critical environmental problems and has successfully demonstrated that supporting communities in their efforts to achieve more sustainable livelihoods is not only possible, but extremely important in bringing change and achieving global environmental benefits. The main focal areas of the programme include climate change abatement and adaptation.
The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations Collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) in developing countries. The Programme currently supports REDD+ readiness activities in nine pilot countries, spanning Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America: olivia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Indonesia, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, United Republic of Tanzania, Viet Nam and Zambia.