What is happening with the climate issue on NGO and grassroot level

Have taken on a job to find out what other NGO’s are doing about the climate challenges, here is a couple:

Greenpeace:

  • They have an event where they are trying to stop the creation of a third runway at Heathrow airport. They buy the land so the airport cannot expand.
  • Also they work on projects where you can make your town climate friendly by putting pressure on the local politicians to use renewable energy in their plans etc. Check out the link, it is quite cool. But for now I think it is in UK.

Peoples Climate Action:

  • This is a umbrella organisation in Denmark that creates a framework for coordination of actions in Denmark until COP15. They have a calender for actions where you can get inspiration and put your own idea.


CLIMATE CAMP:
– This is a group who is making camps mostly around UK and from there take action on climate change. It is made by volunteers.

Every Camp for Climate Action event weaves four key themes: education, direct action, sustainable living, and building a movement to effectively tackle climate change both resisting climate crimes and developing sustainable solutions. Because the future is not what it used to be.”

Next actions: 17-18. October, Ratcliffe. “We descend on one of the UK’s biggest coal plants in an epic mass takeover. It’s time for a world without coal.”


CAN:

“The Climate Action Network (CAN) is a worldwide network of over 450 Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working to promote government and individual action to limit human-induced climate change to ecologically sustainable levels.

CAN members work to achieve this goal through information exchange and the coordinated development of NGO strategy on international, regional, and national climate issues. CAN
has seven regional offices which co-ordinate these efforts in Africa, Australia, Central and Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Latin America, North America, South Asia, and
Southeast Asia.

CAN members place a high priority on both a healthy environment and development that“meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (Brundtland Commission). Climate Action Network’s vision is to
protect the atmosphere while allowing for sustainable and equitable development worldwide.”

FUTURE GENERATION CAMP:

Another link for the group staying in Denmark is a “Future generation climate camp” at Copenhagen university. On the 23th of October they will make a 24 hour climate camp where the participants are discussing how we can move on in the development of future climate solutions. Maybe we could set adaptation on the agenda.

Then there are of course:

  • 350
  • tck tck tck
  • Avaaz

And a lot more….

Calender of events until November:

September 24th -25th : Pittsburg G20 summit. Leaders from the 20 most powerful countries will meet to ”try and figure out a path that will see an end to the global economic meltdown”.

September 18th – 25th : Climate week in NYC. 50 events around the city. Including:

  • Cool your School

    • ex where the students show how far the sea level will rise at their school on the walls.

  • Human sculpture of climate changes in a park

September 28th – October 9th : UN Climate meeting in Bangkok – they will try to come to an agreement on the new climate treaty

October 24th – 350.org’s international day of climate action.

  • Organize an action in cities all around the world

  • Incorporate the number 350, send pictures etc. to 350.

  • Why 350? – Because we need to reduce carbon dioxide concentrations to a maximum of 350 parts per million (ppm) (in danish milliontedel) in the atmosphere.