What is the Climate Action Day about?

Weather extremes and reports of disasters make it clear: Climate change is dramatically picking up speed. At the same time there is a continuing increase in carbon dioxide concentration and other climate-damaging emissions. Scientists make it clear that there is an increasingly urgent need of acting now in order to stabilize our planet Earth in a habitable condition.

It is time for action now!
Young people from all over the world participate in the Climate Action Day
on the 1st of December

The annual UN Climate Conferences are an attempt to find answers to climate change and to limit global warming.

The World Climate Conference 2015 in Paris was a real landmark, as for the first time politicians presented a climate protection treaty that was supposed to apply equally to all participating countries. The central aim of the Paris Agreement is to keep the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius.

The 24th World Climate Conference (COP 24) will take place in Poland from the 3rd to the 14th of December under Polish presidency. Diplomats, politicians and representatives of civil society will define steps for the practical implementation of the Paris Protocol of 2015. The intention is to specify uniform rules on how CO2 emissions have to be measured and indicated without offering the possibility to the participating states to falsify the results.

The Climate Action Day is a worldwide movement of young people who are not indifferent to climate change and global injustice. United we are strong for climate protection! We point up alternative opportunities for action and learn from each other.

Become part of this worldwide movement and show the world what young people can achieve. Win friends, acquaintances or your family over to participate in a conscious commitment to environment and climate protection one day or one week in December. Why should we leave it to the politicians to decide on the future of our planet Earth?

Participating? That’s how it works!

Realize own ideas

Whether you do it with your friends, youth group, school class, siblings or alone – develop own ideas for an action for Climate Action Day

Network with each other

Network with other young people under the link www.facebook.com/climateactionday and post your ideas for the action day and exchange experiences.
Or just send us an e-mail to info@climateactionday.org or call our team to inform us about your plans. We can as well provide a worldwide contact via Skype or WhatsApp groups.

Show your Action

Post photos, short reports, videos, audios… on our Facebook page or send us this information so we can share it on Facebook

Action Idea 1

Bike manifestation for climate friendly traffic

Cars belong to largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

But nevertheless streets seem to belong to them. With a colorful, loud bike tour you can advocate a better transport policy making clear that in the future the environmental alliance has priority – as there are public transport, pedestrians and cyclists. With a small party at the end you can even catch more attention, get to talk with the people and learn new things.

Action Idea 2

Football game for climate protection

Young people all over the world like football. Why not use this game in order to inform and sensitize youth on questions of climate change and climate protection?

In the municipality of Siantar, Indonesia, for example, four teams with members of youth churches took part in a big football competition for the climate and shared information on issues of climate change along the competition with seminars, posters and banners.

Action Idea 3

Photo gallery on the impacts of climate change

The consequences of climate change are already visible in many regions of the earth: storms have destroyed landscapes, lakes shrunk considerably in size, and water shortages are destroying agriculture plants.

At the same time, people can see with their own eyes, how society contributes to climate change for example by destroying forests and building ‚dirty‘ power plants. Why not document these changes through photos and videos?

A youth church in Indonesia did so last year. They recorded threats to nature and uploaded them to the social media on our Climate Action Day.

Contact

Preparation Team of the Climate Action Day:
Evangelical Church of Westphalia
United Evangelical Mission
One World Network NRW

www.climateactionday.org

Please post your ideas, tell about your actions and find sympathizers on www.facebook.org/climateactionday

Please ask our preparation team, if you need any help:

Europe: Yvonne Afflerbach, info@climateactionday.org
Asia: Homar Distajo, uem.ojp.medan@gmail.com
Africa: Rev. Dr. Kahongya Kambale, kahongyabwiruka1@gmail.com

Address:
Yvonne Afflerbach
Institute for Mission, Ecumenism and Global Responsibility
Olpe 35 // 44135 Dortmund // Phone + 49 231-540976
info@climateactionday.org