The UN Climate Summit, held at UN headquarters in New York on 23rd September 2014 was famously attended by Leando Di Caprio. We wanted to keep you updated as the momentum on the climate change campaign builds up!
The Climate Summit, called by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, aimed to mobilize action ahead of 2015 and to increase political will for greater action and ambition on climate change.
The messages heard throughout the day were loud and clear. It was evident that the weather altering consequences of climate change are being felt far and wide, and creating a stronger desire for action. Emotions were high as those who have been affected presented poems and spoke to the delegation about the realities of living in areas that are being most affected.
We work with people who are facing the consequences of climate change now. Peter Mulela, a farmer we work with in Malawi, recognises the impact of climate change on his crops, “because of climate change we are not getting enough rain and our yield is reduced.” This is the situation for too many of the people we work with, and changing this reality is in the hands of our global leaders.
As the UN General Assembly gets ready to announce the Post 2015 development agenda in a year’s time, and the influential Paris Climate Conference draws closer, global momentum is crucial. These are big moments and you can all help build up that needed momentum by taking action with us.
You can sign Progressio's online action here and tell your MP what you love that is being threatened by climate change.
The campaign is raising the voices of people like you who want to see our political leaders do more to secure a fair and binding deal on climate change.
And don't just take it from me, watch Leonardo Di Caprio expressing the urgency of the issue and calling for action.
This summit's achievement was in raising the profile of climate change reafy for next year. Profile is important, but action is vital.
Sign our online action and watch this space for further news on our climate change campaign.