COP stands for Conference of the Parties. It is the highest body of the United Nations Climate Change Convention and consists of environment ministers who meet once a year to discuss the convention’s developments.
UNEP, established in 1972, is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP acts as a catalyst, advocate, educator and facilitator to promote the wise use and sustainable development of the global environment.
The "Seal the Deal site" campaign has one vital aim: To encourage the governments of the world to agree on a deal that will protect people and the planet when they meet to negotiate a new climate change agreement in Copenhagen this December.
COP 15, the future decided now. The climate meeting in Copenhagen in December 2009 is a crucial step in a process dating back to 1992 and the UN's 'Earth Summit' in Rio de Janeiro. Called 'COP15' for short, it will be the most important global climate change meeting ever.
tcktcktck.org is an unprecedented global alliance, representing hundreds of millions of people from all walks of life. It is made up of leading international, national and local organizations addressing environment, development, poverty, human rights, health and humanitarian issues. It represents faith-based groups, youth groups, trade unions and individuals all calling for a fair, ambitious and binding climate change agreement in December 2009 in Copenhagen. The world is ready!
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The Copenhagen Climate Summit for Mayors will put cities on top of the global climate agenda and send the message to the heads of state, the media and citizens that Cities act - we must, we can and we will. Half the world's population is now living in cities and the number is rapidly growing. Cities of the world are responsible for up to 80 per cent of global CO2 emissions. Any solution to the climate crisis therefore, has to involve active participation from the cities. The City of Copenhagen is looking forward to welcoming mayors from all over the world to the Copenhagen Climate Summit for Mayors in December 2009.
350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand. Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet. Our focus is on the number 350--as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number--it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.
The GoodPlanet foundation staff will be at the city cinematheque to provide NGOs and the largest audience with interesting movies about climate change and set up there a cozy place where everyone could come, enjoy exchanges with experts from all over the world, network, debate. We will also show our new 6 billion Others movie about climate change and we will keep you informed about the latest news for this crucial meeting.
Hopenhagen is a movement, a moment and a chance at a new beginning. The hope that in Copenhagen this December we can build a better future for our planet and a more sustainable way of life. Change will not happen unless the people demand it. That’s why Hopenhagen exists – to give you a rallying cry and the tools to demand a positive outcome in Copenhagen.
ORGANISATIONS: GLOBAL OBSERVATORY
Global Observatory|Twitter | YouTube Designed to make the Climate and Sustainability Agreements reached at Copenhagen COP 15 count, the Global Observatory will pull together real-time best advice to support and ensure deals struck by negotiators make sense, and are not weakened or rendered ineffective by corporate lobbying or political wrangling. Through the advice provided by a super team made up of leading interdisciplinary experts combined with mass public pressure mobilized live, we expect world’s governments to reach sensible, organized agreements during the negotiations conducted at COP15.
avaaz.org is a new global web movement with a simple democratic mission: to close the gap between the world we have, and the world most people everywhere want. “Avaaz” means “Voice” in many Asian, Middle Eastern and Eastern European languages. Across the world, most people want stronger protections for the environment, greater respect for human rights, and concerted efforts to end poverty, corruption and war.