Posted by: comconcord | May 2, 2009

Grow a plant & Sign up the petition to World leaders

Take action for Climate JusticeClimate Justice

Add a symbolic plant to the field of change and tell political leaders to work for an international agreement which tackles both the causes and effects of climate change. See the “field of change” and plant your tree: http://www.cidse.org/Area_of_work/?id=84

What to ask for?  

  •  All countries should recognise and protect the right to sustainable development of people in developing countries.
  • Industrialised countries should provide sufficient, additional, secure and accessible financial and technological support for adaptation and mitigation efforts by developing countries.
  • Industrialised countries should commit to at least 30- 40% reduction in emissions by 2020 (based on 1990 levels)

 Why this campaign?

People in developing countries are hit first and hardest by climate change. Today already, they have to adapt to the worst effects of climate change. They have, however, done least to cause it.

How does it work?

CIDSE and Caritas member organisations will run public campaigns in their countries throughout 2009. By signing postcards and online petitions, thousands of people will urge their governments to support a strong deal at the UN climate conference in Copenhagen in December 2009. This will contribute towards a safe and healthy future for all those already affected by climate change.

  More: http://www.caritas.org/activities/climate_change/action.html  or http://www.cidse.org/Area_of_work/?id=84

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