nyc nyc, August 27, 2014

Our Demands for the People’s Climate March

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On September 23, 2014 in NYC, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is convening a UN Climate Summit of world leaders in government, civil society, and the private sector to address the climate crisis and mobilize support for negotiating a global, legally binding treaty in 2015 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of the negotiating process, governments are being asked to make ambitious commitments for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S.  must assume a leading role in these negotiations if they are to succeed.


We are calling on President Obama to:

  • Commit the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030, using 2005 as a benchmark. This reduction is to be achieved with energy conservation and efficiency, and renewable forms of energy.

We are calling on all participants in the UN Climate Summit to:

  • Support a $100 billion annual global fund for climate change adaptation. In 2009 in Copenhagen, as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton pledged support for this fund. The U.S. must lead in the global commitment required to meet this pledge.
  • Increase investment in clean, renewable energy  in response to the appeals of the UN, The World Bank, and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for massive investments in green infrastructure and clean energy technologies.

Investing in the Clean Trillion Campaign

This year, Ceres, a non-profit organization advocating for sustainability leadership, launched the Investing in the Clean Trillion Campaign which is based on a 2012 International Energy Agency (IEA) report that global “investments in low-carbon energy technologies will have to at least double, reaching 500 billion annually by 2020, and then double again to $1 trillion by 2030” if we are to have an 80% chance of remaining below 2 degrees Celsius of global warming since the Industrial Revolution.  

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