In July 2014, United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, introduced a new United Nations-backed report, the Deep Decarbonization Pathway Project report, produced by leading research institutes in 15 countries. At the time, he called for broad cooperation and “bold” action or the world will face dangerous and irreversible climate disruption: “We know that we are not on track, and time is not on our side,” Mr. Ban warned during a Headquarters press conference to launch the report.
Next month, the United Nations Secretary is hosting the UN Climate Summit 2014 to engage world leaders from government, finance, business, and civil society in advancing climate action. The Summit comes one year before countries aim to conclude a global climate agreement in 2015 through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
All around the world, ordinary people are getting together to organise and join events in their communities to show the Heads of State attending the Climate Summit in New York that we demand ‘Action, Not Words on climate’. In New York City there will be an unprecedented climate mobilization. There are 18 events already registered in Australia and you can join one near you, or organise your own.
Climate change is not a far-off problem. It is happening now and is having very real consequences on people’s lives world wide. We need to act together to send a clear message to world leaders in order to address the climate crisis.
‘To change everything, it takes everyone’