With a strong legacy of successful campaigning, and an ability to reach out and engage a large, mainstream public, NGOs have long been successfully active players in the climate change agenda.
In lobbying different stakeholder groups, including government, NGOs have helped support positive action on climate change, and have defended the voices of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. For example, highly influential UK Climate Change Act was an initiative campaigned for by the NGOs.
We need civil society to create and maintain popular pressure on Governments around the world, to deliver them a mandate to act.
A global effort to solve the climate crisis
"Climate change is putting life on earth in peril. There is still time to build a greener, safer world. But the clock is ticking. In December world leaders will meet in Copenhagen to decide our destiny. If enough people from around the world show support, our leaders will have the courage to act." Tck Tck Tck campaign
A global alliance of unprecedented scale has been formed to mobilise the unprecedented action required for an agreement at Copenhagen.
Lead by NGOs and involving trade unions, faith groups and the wider public, the “Tck Tck Tck” project (the clock is ticking…) is calling for an ambitious, fair and binding climate change agreement. The campaign calls for individuals around the globe to sign up to their campaign.
Political action is required in order that an agreement at Copenhagen is reached. Public mobilisation around climate change can help support this essential deal being struck.
1200 non-profit housing associations have collaboratively produced a Copenhagen offer, committing to refurbishing housing stock and significant investment on the basis that EU leaders agree to a strong Copenhagen deal.
The Isles of Scilly Earth Summit will take place 3-6 October, and is the first co-ordinated attempt by a community to reduce their electricity use and to have the effects of their efforts measured in real-time.
Climate change is the topic of this year's annual event, which aims to sparks international discussion around issues of global importance
Tck tck tck launch climate change global campaign song - a remix of Midnight Oil's 'Beds are Burning' - to reflect the greatest humanitarian crisis facing humankind today - climate change.
Innovative campaign launches world's biggest parkour jam for climate awareness.
The Prince's Rainforests Project (PRP) was set up in 2007, following reports from leading climate change experts, to promote awareness of the urgent need to take action against tropical deforestation
Ed Miliband, Lord Mandelson and Ben Bradshaw have pledged their support to the tcktcktck campaign and have written to Britain's business and media leaders and all MPs, to ask them to back a Copenhagen deal
NGO alliance stages a 'Global Wake Up Call', seeing over 2000 events in over 120 countries organised by climate activists calling for an effective Copenhagen deal.
National campaign to reduce domestic emissions by 10% by 2010 launches at the Tate Modern
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cop15: Denmark's first solar cell factory to open in Copenhagen http://bit.ly/7zOG0i (via @denmarkdotdk) #cop15 #climate #copenhagen
cop15: Europe's 1st Sustainable Biotech course launched by Aalborg University http://bit.ly/6PePBd (via @denmarkdotdk) #cop15 #copenhagen #climate
cop15: WWF report shows that Denmark is world No.1 in cleantech http://bit.ly/7X3SJD (via @denmarkdotdk) #cop15 #copenhagen #climate
cop15: Climate initiative launched in Denmark by Nobel family http://bit.ly/6t18wy (via @denmarkdotdk) #copenhagen #climate #cop15
cop15: France to reboost climate momentum http://bit.ly/5a3RS1 #cop15 #copenhagen #climate
cop15: Copenhagen was more than the accord http://bit.ly/6YZy9G #cop15 #copenhagen #climate