ACT Now for Climate Justice was initiated by members of Action of Churches Together (ACT) to influence the negotiations around the upcoming Paris conference on climate. The coalition has 140 organisations and churches in more than 140 countries working together for sustainable change among the most marginalised people and vulnerable populations around the world.
A signature campaign was launched towards the December 2015 UN Conference of Parties (COP21) urging world leaders to commit to agreements that will “deliver fair, ambitious and strong climate actions at national and international levels, adequate to stop climate change and keep global warming well-below 2 degrees; and deliver and increase public finance so that the poorest can adapt to climate change and develop in a low carbon sustainable way;” as well as country specific demands from national petitioners.
Today the campaign is stepping up efforts to gain more support by launching a video of ACT leaders saying that the time for greater action is now.
More information on the campaign is available at http://actclimate.org
Text by: Niza Concepcion with references from ACT Climate website
Photo by: ACT NOW for Climate Justice