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Island nations such as Tuvalu and Maldives made some of the most gripping speeches to the United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference, which ran from December 7-18 in Copenhagen, featured delegates and leaders from nearly 200 nations.
U.S. President Barack Obama addressed the United Nations Climate Change Conference this morning in Copenhagen. While his speech was highly anticipated as a possible turning point in the negotiations of a comprehensive global climate treaty, it was more of a call to action than a defining moment.
"Our ability to take collective action is in doubt," Obama said (watch video of the speech below).
Take Action for the Climate This Weekend!
This weekend people around the world are taking action on climate change. The folks at 350.org, Avaaz, and tcktcktck are holding candlelight vigils, creating signing walls and ringing church bells. Find your local action here, and be part of the global movement to solve climate change: http://www.350.org/map. If there's no action near you, it's not too late to sign up and host one!
This global weekend of action unfolds during the very middle of the Copenhagen climate negotiations, and 350.org will use your images, videos, and stories to show world leaders that people around the world from all backgrounds are ready for a real climate deal. The impacts of climate change are mounting every day, but we still have time to put ourselves on the path to a better world. We need to build the world's largest mandate for action. Are you ready?
Every Monday we profile a Dow Live Earth Run for Water partner organization that works toward providing solutions to the nearly 1 billion people who lack access to clean, safe water. To donate to one of these projects, visit liveearth.org/give.
Blue Legacy International was founded in late 2008 by Alexandra Cousteau to “tell the story of our Water Planet and shape society’s dialogue to include water as one of the defining issues of our century by illustrating the interconnectedness of all water issues.” A non-profit organization Blue Legacy develops and distributes traditional and new media projects that inspire people to take action on critical water issues in meaningful ways.
The largest and most important climate change conference in history opened this morning in Copenhagen, Denmark. Representatives from 192 countries -- governmental, inter-governmental, and non-governmental organizations -- and thousands of journalists arrived by bicycle, train, bio-fueled limo, and plane to witness the 15th Annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
We will blog consistently over the 11 days of the conference and keep you apprised of progress and live coverage from some of our colleagues and partners via Twitter and the Seal the Deal in Copenhagen channel on Live Earth Video.
Welcome to Live Earth TV! Find out how you can make a difference and participate in Live Earth's 2010 Global Event. This is the first of several Live Earth TV webisodes leading up to the Run for Water on April 18th, 2010. Episode 1 features video from partners Global Water Challenge and Blue Legacy, with music by Paul Dateh & Ken Belcher and introduces Live Earth TV host Shira Lazar.
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During his brief time there, Obama will announce a U.S. emissions reduction goal "in the range of 17% below 2005 levels in 2020 and ultimately in line with final U.S. energy and climate legislation." This range is consistent with the targets being debated in the U.S. Congress and is the first step toward 80% reductions with a pledge to reduce emissions to 30% of 2005 levels by 2025.
In recognition of Universal Children's Day, established by the United Nations General Assembly as a day to promote the protection, welfare and education of the children of the world, Global Water Challenge (GWC) today released "Clean Start: Focusing on School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene."
The report identifies the challenges and solutions associated with the global water crisis and its effect on children. It identifies access to clean drinking water as one of the leading health threats to children around the world today and the cause for millions of deaths and education loss each year.