From Our Partners Living Well, Delivered Time to Act Women's Work What's Working: D & I In Action Newsletters Coupons International Australia Brazil Canada España France Ελλάδα (Greece) India Italia 日本 (Japan) 한국 (Korea) Quebec U.K. U.S. The coming months and years will be crucial in ensuring a safe pathway below 1.5°C increase in global mean temperature, a target stated in the Paris Agreement. International Cooperative Day 2020: COOPS for Climate Action ... News update. The scientific evidence is clear and irrefutable — human activity is causing our planet to warm at an alarming rate. We will keep you informed about the details concerning the planning of the protests. 2020 International Day of Cooperatives. “The pandemic has shown us that politicians have the power to act quickly and consistent with the best available science. Join the Youth Climate Action Day on December 5th, 2020! This Saturday, October 24, is the International Day of Climate Action. Check our partners. This is because if China achieves its intended goal, then it would lower the global warming projections by 0.2-0.3°C, according to nonprofit Climate Action Tracker (CAT). #FightClimateInjustice #FridaysForFuture, Ways to continue to support MAPA (Global South), Say the tagline for MAPA (for international) “They are unheard but not voiceless. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition. Consultative Group of Experts Showcases its 2020 Achievement… More Countries Formulating National Adaptation Plans, Suppor… Participate in the New ETF Initiative This was the first global campaign ever organized around a scientific data point. The IEA, which had always been criticised for its lackadaisical approach to decarbonisation, will now invest in initiatives like energy efficiency, wind and solar power. For instance, in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI) 2020, released by non-profits Climate Action Network, German Watch and New Climate Institute, no country has done well enough to get into the very high rating in the index which is basically the top three ranks of the index. You can further help us by making a donation. Download. We will convene communities and citizens from across London. May 28, 2020. Goals. Millions are losing their homes and livelihoods, this can no longer exist in a vacuum. On September 25th, demonstrations and manifestations will take place all across the globe, all adjusted according to Covid-19 circumstances. Published: Saturday 24 October 2020. China, the EU and the US account for 45 per cent of global GHG emissions. London Climate Action Week 2020 (14-20 November) builds on the momentum of LCAW 2019 and July’s LCAW 2020 digital. Fridays For Future will keep protesting as long as exploitation of nature is allowed to continue. Fighting for our present, not just our future. MAPA or Most Affected People and Areas, a term we’re using complementary to Global South. Especially now setting the course for climate protection is particularly important – and thus the commitment of all of us. An international group of climate activists and Amazon warehouse workers have ... “Today there’s a global day of action with ... pushing the company to greatly expand its workforce in 2020. Therefore, it would need a significant overhaul of its energy sector to be able to achieve its intended targets. International Cooperative Day 2020: COOPS for Climate Action. From Risk to Opportunity: Climate Transitions and Tropical Commodities 07 December 2020 A high-level event on policy, risk and finance to support the climate transition and protect nature. Private firms are also looking into carbon capture, advanced nuclear technologies and energy storage technologies. The world economy is estimated to shrink by 6 per cent in 2020. On Nov5 2020 we launched our first webinar with Jane Goodall, President Santos, WWF, NASA, UN, students and many more. How Biden Can Make the US a Global Leader on Climate Action. Even so, many countries are stepping up their commitments to minimise their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement of 2015 and some are even going beyond to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to well under 1.5 degree Celsius by 2050 through green new deals. Bay Area Convergence. This fall, school strike movement Fridays For Future called for a global climate action day. We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. — Jayathma Wickramanayake (@jayathmadw) August 12, 2020 “They are the young people who have risen up to demand climate action. Illustration: Ritika Bohra. We believe information is a powerful driver for the new tomorrow. We will not be prisoners of injustice. We cannot postpone the climate emergency. Fifty years ago, 20 million people took to the streets on April 22 to demand a cleaner, healthier environment. This fall, school strike movement Fridays For Future calls for a global climate action day. Inspired by „The Last Ascent“ - a film about Will's journey on Kilimanjaro, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) organizes this Mountains High online session on … drueslatter. Climate Action 2020 and Beyond builds on prior commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through a community-wide climate action plan (CAP) for all communities in Sonoma County. Join thousands around the world, at over 1500 actions in 125 countries, in calling for climate justice at the Copenhagen climate talks. November 12, 2020. #FightClimateInjustice #FridaysForFuture, They are unheard, not voiceless. The year 2020 is a landmark year for climate change and its mitigation, especially with the unexpected impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns and economic downturn across the world. This was first published in Down To Earth’s print edition (dated 16-31 October, 2020). A united voice for global change. Both China and the EU, which have made major announcements, are under medium performers. It also says that this is the single-biggest reduction estimated by the organisation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together. UN climate summit: some action and several ‘non-action’ statements, Climate Emergency CoP 25: Circumventing climate action, Paris Agreement and India’s climate change challenges, Climate change is the greatest threat to the planet, We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism: Naomi Klein. Partners. Not to forget China depends heavily on fossil fuels to meet its energy needs both for its massive manufacturing sector as well domestic consumption. Even though China will have to cut down its emissions by up to 90 per cent — and it has a long way to go to achieve this target — the announcement has been welcomed by international experts. 2020 was meant to usher in a decade of action in our fight against the climate crisis. International Day Of Climate Action: Adorable Photos Of Children (UPDATED) By Katherine Goldstein People around the world have come together for the International Day of Climate Action, and they are showing support in some amazing and creative ways. Hear from the young people that will be taking action both online and in the streets where COVID-19 regulations allow. 2020 marks a monumental year for climate action. This is happening when the world is witnessing some of its worst storms, heat waves, ice melting and wildfires, making the twin challenges of climate change and COVID-19 one of the worst periods in human history since the 1930s. The form of protest will be adjusted according to local Covid-19 conditions and in places where physical action will be taking place, participants will be asked to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus. “Through 24 hours of action, Earth Day 2020 will drive actions big and small, give diverse voices a platform and demand bold action for people and the planet.” Now, 50 years on from the first Earth Day, we still have an enormous challenge, but also a vast opportunity to take action. We will not be prisoners of injustice. Saturday, October 24, 3pm. We called for a Global Day of Climate Action on September 25th, and more than 3,500 towns and cities in 154 countries followed! The US, on the other hand, which is expected to join the bandwagon with Biden as president, was the worst performer on the index. The theme of 2019 International Day of Families was "Families and Climate Action: focus on SDG13".It focuses on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals number 13 which is also known as SDG13. On September 25th, demonstrations and manifestations will take place all across the globe, all adjusted according to Covid-19 circumstances. Down To Earth is a product of our commitment to make changes in the way we manage our environment, protect health and secure livelihoods and economic security for all. 10/24: International Day of Climate Action. Watch recordings. “China’s critically important announcement comes at a time when the EU is also ramping up its climate action, aiming for a more ambitious 2030 target, and climate neutrality by 2050,” says Bill Hare, chief executive of Climate Analytics, a Berlin-based climate change science and policy organisation. The 2019 UN Climate Conference took place in Madrid, Spain from 2-13 December. But the catch with the Chinese announcement is that it is 10 years late — the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC’s) Global Warming of 1.5°C report had said in 2018 that the world would have to be carbon-neutral by 2050 to contain the planet’s warming to less than 1.5°C over pre-Industrialisation levels. In September, France has also allocated $7.66 billion for energy efficiency in its private and public buildings, including investment in insulation and low carbon heating. On September 25, we asked you all to have a moment during your strikes to do the MAPA symbol (found at the top & to the right) while someone is talking about the situation in MAPA (key facts can be found in the resources folder in the MAPA folder linked above) and we got so many great actions – thank you! Start your own action on December 5 th and network with young people worldwide! “To actually experience the climate crisis makes you understand the urgency of the situation. They are fighting for their present, not just their future. This fall, school strike movement Fridays For Future calls for a global climate action day. On September 25th 2020, thousands of climate strikes will take place across the globe to demand urgent action to tackle the climate crisis. This brings the total number of countries with similar mitigation pledges to 126, which together account for 51 per cent of worldwide GHG emissions. If we are to minimise the risks of triggering irreversible chain reactions beyond human control, we need to act now. The most recent climate change mitigation announcement has come from China. Under the current scenario, according to IPCC, the Earth is on a path to be warmed by 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052. But not even amid a pandemic is the climate crisis on hold. Tell our leaders that the world needs just climate action now! The 2020 strikes will begin on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. More blog posts . On the International Day of Forests, which falls on Saturday, UN chief António Guterres is calling for 2020, which has been referred to as a “nature super year”, to be the year that the world turns the tide on deforestation and forestry loss. Take your climate action to the next level. On September 22, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping speaking at the virtual 75th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly announced that his country would become carbon neutral by 2060. No measures have been taken to lower worldwide greenhouse gas emissions in a sustainable and just manner. We need world leaders to prioritise humanity over greed. Among the Group of 20 (G-20) countries, which are some of the biggest GHG emitters, only India and the UK rank among high performers. All rights reserved. Related Maps & Data. It is therefore vital that the climate crisis doesn’t get forgotten in the shadow of the coronavirus but is regarded as the utmost priority. The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July every year. The youth are going to come together, over and over again – each time more strategic and united than ever before”, says Disha Ravi from Fridays For Future India. The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July every year. Free, Available in 14 languages and co-authored by WWF. InterAction is a convener, thought leader, and voice for NGOs working to eliminate extreme poverty, strengthen human rights and citizen participation, safeguard a sustainable planet, promote peace, and ensure dignity for all people. For instance, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has planned a three-year investment totalling $1 trillion to work towards a green post-pandemic recovery, according to its World Energy Outlook Special Report released in June 2020. In cities all across the world, concerned citizens are grouping together to raise awareness of the climate crisis and the dangers of ignoring global warming. Global challenges like climate change don’t disappear with the Corona crisis. Ottawa (25 Sept. 2020) — The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) marks today’s Global Day of Climate Action by joining the call for urgent, ambitious action on climate change. We will convene communities and citizens from across London. We believe strongly that we can and must do things differently. The year 2020 is a landmark year for climate change and its mitigation, especially with the unexpected impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns and economic downturn across the world. This would bring the global warming target of 1.5°C under the Paris Agreement within reach. 2020 YEAR OF CLIMATE ACTION - UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021 The International Climate Action Initiative uses analysis, innovation and partnerships to achieve effective national policies and ambitious, equitable international climate action The International ... November 19, 2020. Climate Action Day 2020. This climate action momentum is essential for the world as there is no country that has all the climate policies required for the best climate mitigation practices. Many like Germany and France are also trying to integrate climate change mitigation into their post-pandemic economic recovery strategies. The world economy is estimated to shrink by 6 per cent in 2020. Momentum on climate action must be maintained. ... Cooperatives for Climate Action was chosen as this year's theme to address this, and to support Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on Climate Action. Countries may have announced grandiose plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but they are unlikely to meet the global target to become carbon neutral by 2050. Due to the current circumstances actions may vary from normal, because in times of crisis we change our behaviour. In cases where physical protest is inappropriate, we will instead turn to digital action. This momentum can be further strengthened if Joe Biden wins the US presidential election in November, says Hare. April 22, 2020, marks the completion of 50 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, which kick-started the modern environmental movement to demonstrate support for nature. Unheard, not voiceless. Bonn, Germany, 27 October 2020 - The recipients of the 2020 United Nations Global Climate Action Awards were announced today, shining a light on some of the best examples of what people across the globe are doing to combat climate change in a year that has cast darkness upon so many. An "International Day of Climate Action" on October 24, 2009, was organized by 350.org to influence the delegates going to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in December, 2009 (). Eventbrite - Take Action Global presents Climate Action Day - Free webinar - Nov 5th - Thursday, November 5, 2020 - Find event and ticket information. “If China and the EU — which together account for 33 per cent of global GHG emissions — were both to officially submit these new steps to the Paris Agreement, this would create the much-needed positive momentum the world and the climate needs,” he adds. The conference was designed to take the next crucial steps in the UN climate change process. On September 25th, demonstrations and manifestations in over 3,500 cities took place in 154 countries, adjusted according to Covid-19 circumstances. Our aim is to bring you news, perspectives and knowledge to prepare you to change the world. We live in the midst of a pandemic, but climate change is just as much of a crisis as it was before. Please contact or follow the directives given by your local organisers. We will not be prisoners of injustice.”, In future physical strikes say it after you talk about the MAPA situation, For future digital actions, use it as a caption or say it in a video, Please continue tweeting using #FridaysForFuture, List of Instagram accounts to tag (@fridaysforfuture, @fff.digital), List of twitter accounts to tag ( @Fridays4Future, @fff_digital). Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. International organisations too are not far behind. The billion-dollar-investments that are now made to tackle the pandemic and its aftermath must be in line with the Paris Agreement”, says Eric Damien from Fridays For Future Kenya. During the last few months, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced activists to find new ways of protest and use digital activism to demand climate action, as marches have not been appropriate. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. There is also a renewed stress on innovation and new technologies as evidenced by the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance launched by the European Union (EU) in July 2020. Leaders of the movement are hoping that the events will help world leaders realize the urgent need for a change as we enter the final months leading up to the UN Climate … In June this year, Germany announced that it would provide $2.36 billion worth of funds to its construction sector for energy efficient buildings, according to non-profit Carbon Brief. © Copyright Down To Earth 2020. This was the first such long-term mitigation announcement to come from the largest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitter on the planet, which accounts for 28 per cent of total emissions. The 25th of September will be the first global action day of the year. Fighting for their present, not just their future. The index takes into account GHG emissions of countries in a particular year giving it a 40 per cent weightage, along with renewable energy, energy use and climate policy, giving each of them 20 per cent weightage. “This youth-led movement serves as another reminder that we must not forget about the climate crisis amidst the COVID-19 crisis,” said Larry Brown, NUPGE President. The 26th UN Climate Change Conference will take place in November 2021, at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow. Curriculum. In fact, eight of the G-20 countries rank among low performers. Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Governments and businesses were poised to raise their ambition but instead have been fighting a difference crisis – the global pandemic. That would cut down 4.5 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions over the next three years and add 1.1 per cent to the global economic growth every year. 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