GCI Project: Smart Water for Green Schools The Shoe Project is a collaboration between Green Cross Japan,Green Cross Swedenand theGreen Belt Movement (GBM)in Kenya, which distributed some 1,000 shoes to children and youth in the Rift Valley, last Febuary. The Shoe Project was made possible through the generous support Mr Shoo Iwasaki, President of Green […]
The Club of Rome, Earth Charter International, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Global Marshall Plan Initiative, Green Cross International, Plant for the Planet, World Academy of Art & Science and World University Consortium have issued a joint statement commenting on the final document from COP21 in Paris. While the accord isn’t perfect, it is nevertheless a promising text that encourages nations to adopt more ambitious cuts in emissions as new technology becomes available.
The statement is as follows:
COP 21 has produced an accord reaffirming the world’s collective action on greenhouse gas emissions. It is not ideal – it can be and will be criticised for many shortcomings: it has still to prove to developing countries that the flows of finance, mostly from the private sector, would be sufficient for the assistance they need; and it must still demonstrate that the mechanisms for review, transparency, and accountability in meeting the emissions targets are sound.
However, the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) – on curbing the emissions beyond 2020, when current commitments, agreed at Copenhagen in 2009, run out – have been taken by almost all 195 nations that have participated in ParisClimat, thus converting the framework nature of the climate change agenda into a practical process. The results of COP 21 provide good chances to create the conditions for future success, create incentives for innovation, develop markets that could help to keep global warming below 2C above pre-industrial levels (pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5C), and treat poor countries fairly.
The text of the COP21 agreement can be found here:
Press Release – 28 August 2018 The Swedish authorities are called upon to take action as World Water Week opens in Stockholm. Tuesday 28 August 2018, Geneva, Switzerland –– Green Cross Sweden, with the support of Green Cross International, and along with Urbergsgruppen Grenna-Norra Kärr, denounces the current and proposed mining activities of Tasman Metals […]