What is the Climate Action Day about?
The 23rd World Climate Conference will take place in Germany and will be presided over by the Fiji Islands. Diplomats, politicians and representatives of civil society from all over the world will meet from 6-17 November in Bonn.
Already 25 years ago, in 1992, the international community and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) targeted a stabilization of greenhouse gas concentration in the atmosphere at a level that mitigates the human-induced climate change.
In 1997 at the third conference of the Framework Convention on Climate Change the Kyoto Protocol was adopted, setting for the first time, at least for the industrialized countries, internationally binding targets for limiting and reducing emissions of greenhouse gases.
The first commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol ended up in 2012 and was prolonged until 2020. A working group, the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action was established in 2012 with the target of developing an agreement committing all states to legally-binding targets.
Therefore the World Climate Conference in Paris 2015 was awaited with great expectations. Above all, a strong civil society applied huge pressure on the participating politicians and representatives. In the end the COP 21 in Paris was celebrated as a great success, because for the first time the ministers presented a climate protection treaty. The mutual goal: the rise in global temperature is to be held to well below 2°C and on the long run even to 1.5°C. A landmark on international level?!
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 the worldwide movement and show the world what young people can achieve – on their own, with friends, with your youth group or school class. Win friends, acquaintances or your family over to participate in a conscious commitment to environment and climate protection during one day or week in November. Why should we leave it to the politicians to decide on the future of our planet Earth?