Policy and Advocacy
At the Clinton Global Initiative this week, actor and humanitarian Matt Damon announced that his charity, Water.org, will commit $2 million to provide 50,000 people in Haiti with safe water and sanitation over the next three years!
Additionally, Water.org has also launched a social media campaign so that anyone can participate in meeting the water challenge in Haiti.
You don't have to be in New York City to be a part of the many meetings, seminars, and discussions taking place during Climate Week. The Clinton Global Initiative is focusing on climate change, sustainable energy, and other global issues this week in its Fifth Annual Meeting, which is webcasting live. You can even ask question for the daily Plenary sessions via Twitter (see below). Watch CGI09 live below (click here for the schedule).
It's Global Climate Week, with world leaders meeting at the UN in New York and a G20 summit in Pittsburgh discussing a global pact on climate change. As Live Earth moves forward with the second week of our #lovetheclimate giveaway to positively encourage Senatorial action on the Climate Bill, President Obama spoke to the G20 this morning on Global Warming. Yet the world questions the president's credibility on climate change in large part due to inaction on the Climate Bill.
One of the most famous faces in the world is now the face of global environmental action.
Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen has been appointed a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment Programme (UNEP). She recently advocated for the protection of the Amazon rainforest and earlier this year attended a Rainforest Alliance Gala.
Listen to Gisele Bündchen’s remarks this morning on UN radio:
India agreed for the first time to set numerical targets for curbing its greenhouse gas emissions!
Welcome to Live Earth's "Love, The Climate" Giveaway, where YOU can LEND YOUR VOICE to the environment for a chance to WIN great PRIZES!
Senators are returning to work and the climate is back in the limelight. Join in our "Love, The Climate" Giveaway before the Climate Bill goes to the Senate floor.
What would the climate have to say if it were happy and healthy and had a voice? What message would it send from its bright future? Now you have a chance to speak for the trees.
VoteVets.org has a new TV advertisement showing their support for the clean energy bill, "First Hand." The spot features veterans of both the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and is aimed at pushing the Senate to pass its version of the American Clean Energy and Security (ACES) bill passed by the House this summer.
Do you think this ad is compelling?
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Having departed the Norwegian capital, Oslo, yesterday, Mr. Ban made his way to the Svalbard archipelago off the northern coast, where he visited research stations and met with scientists, who updated him on the latest science regarding ice-melting.
"Now is the time for decision-making," the Secretary-General stressed. "We must seal a deal in Copenhagen for a global, equitable and comprehensive deal for the future of humanity and the future of Planet Earth."
We are less than 100 days away from the crucial UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen! Leading up to this massively important conference, The United Nations has launched the "Seal the Deal" campaign.
The campaign is calling for millions of online signatures for a climate petition and launching the first-ever Global Climate Week as part of this campaign.