Climate Action Now

by International Association for Human Values (UK)
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Biggest GHG Emitters: By Country and Per Capita
Biggest GHG Emitters: By Country and Per Capita

Dear Supporters,

Thank you again for all you do to support the planet. Please consider whether you can contribute once more this year-end season, as the planet is needing all the help it can get!

We received some tremendously generous donations through this Global Giving Climate Action Now website since our last report, funding a total of another 58,682 trees.  This means the total trees bought by IAHV and its partners on this project is now 201,173, creating over 2000 days of paid work for people in extreme poverty, with about half of that total funded through this website.  Amazing. 

The climate news remains challenging, however. On 26 November 2019, the UN Environment Program published its 2019 Emissions Gap Report. A link to a short video launching the report appears below, and the header above is a graph showing which countries emit the most greenhouse gases. G20 nations collectively account for 78 per cent of all emissions, but only five G20 members have committed to a long-term zero emissions target.

Key points from the Emissions Gap Report:

  • The report presents the latest data on the expected gap in 2030 for the 1.5°C and 2°C temperature targets of the Paris Agreement, prepared by an international team of leading scientists
  • The summary findings are bleak: Countries collectively failed to stop the growth in global GHG emissions, meaning that deeper and faster cuts are now required
  • Fossil CO2 emissions from energy use and industry, which dominate total GHG emissions, grew 2.0 per cent in 2018
  • There is no sign of GHG emissions peaking in the next few years; every year of postponed peaking means that deeper and faster cuts will be required. By 2030, emissions would need to be 25 per cent and 55 per cent lower than in 2018 to put the world on the least-cost pathway to limiting global warming to below 2C and 1.5°C respectively
  • As G20 members account for around 78 per cent of global GHG emissions (including land use), they largely determine global emission trends and the extent to which the 2030 emissions gap will be closed

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has warned that going beyond 1.5°C will increase the frequency and intensity of climate impacts:

  • “Our collective failure to act early and hard on climate change means we now must deliver deep cuts to emissions – over 7 per cent each year, if we break it down evenly over the next decade,” said Inger Andersen, UNEP’s Executive Director. “This shows that countries simply cannot wait until the end of 2020, when new climate commitments are due, to step up action. They – and every city, region, business and individual – need to act now.”
  • “We need quick wins to reduce emissions as much as possible in 2020, then stronger Nationally Determined Contributions to kick-start the major transformations of economies and societies. We need to catch up on the years in which we procrastinated,” she added. “If we don’t do this, the 1.5°C goal will be out of reach before 2030.”

Tree planting and education of the upcoming generation on the climate crisis are critically important at this stage. Please continue to support our efforts.

 

With gratitude,

The Climate Action Now Team

Mangroves in Indonesia
Mangroves in Indonesia

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Working in Nepal
Working in Nepal

Dear Supporters,

Thanks to your kind and generous donations, last week Climate Action Now* funded a total of another 22,170 trees, providing 221 days of paid work to villagers who were previously in extreme poverty.

This week's newest funding instalment will bring the total number of trees funded by Climate Action Now, N0CO2 and IAHV to over 140,000, and the total number of paid work days to about 1,400. Accordingly, we are almost halfway to achieving our 300,000 tree-planting goal.

In the last report we noted that N0CO2 will move up to the next level of Eden partnership but erroneously cited it as being the Grove Level, whereas in fact we have moved up from the Seedling to the Sapling Level. The Sapling Level Seal from Eden is included in this report.

As previously noted, in due course and as and when promising opportunities arise, we will address the education and teacher training aspects of our plan.

Thank you again for all your support.

The Climate Action Now Team

  

*Funds are combined from GlobalGiving and other IAHV/NOC02 sources

 

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Villager Planting Trees
Villager Planting Trees

Dear Supporters,

We were pleased to have achieved 5th place in GlobalGiving's 2019 Climate Fund Campaign, which ended on 29 April. In the process, we greatly increased our donor base, so now we have over 100 donors. Thank you all so very much for coming on board to this Climate Action Now funding effort.

In the last week, the Guardian has reported on recent studies highlighting the importance of tree-planting to protect the planet against dangerously increasing global warming. Please see the accompanying links to the July 4 and July 9 articles on this topic.

Thanks to your kind and generous donations, this week we sent funds to plant another 21,510 trees and to provide 215 days of paid work to villagers who were previously in extreme poverty. Eden Reforestation is our tree-planting partner and has now planted 250m trees. Eden transforms the lives of local villagers by providing paid tree-planting funded through its many partner organisations, including N0CO2, working with Climate Action Now and IAHV. Eden aims to plant 250m trees a year. If you would you like to be part of planting the next 250m trees, you can do so here on this Global Giving Climate Action Now page. UK Gift Aid is available on your donation to this project. 

This week's newest funding instalment will bring the total number of trees funded by Climate Action Now, N0CO2 and IAHV to about 120,000, and the total number of paid work days to about 1,200. As a result, N0CO2 will move up to the next level of Eden partnership, the Grove Level.

While we have three projects in our business plan, we are currently prioritising the funding of tree-planting with a view to achieving its 300,000 tree goal. In due course and as and when promising opportunities arise, we will address the education and teacher training aspects of our plan.

Thank you again for all your support.

The Climate Action Now Team

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Getting Ready to Plant
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We Stand With Greta -- Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
We Stand With Greta -- Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019

Dear Supporters,

Today, April 15, 2019, people were dancing on the Waterloo Bridge barriers that normally separate traffic from pedestrians: the bridge was closed to traffic, and people of all ages rallied there to support the climate. Many carried creative signs expressing their concern for the planet and its continued ability to sustain life as we know it.  I have included a selection of photos from the event in this Report:

  • Some young students were inspired by Greta Thunberg, a Swedish schoolgirl who initiated the school strike for climate action in November 2018 (photo 1). At Davos she pointed out, "We all have a choice. We can create transformational action that will safeguard the living conditions for future generations. Or we can continue with our business as usual and fail."
  • Another pair of young ladies carried signs urging us to save the planet, and berating those who deny that there is a climate problem for which we are responsible (photo 2).
  • A young man carried a sign that sets out our choice quite simply: change or face extinction (photo 3).
  • A middle-aged man carried a banner to remind us, there is no Planet B (photo 4).
  • Unless you were out there today, the photo of young people dancing with the London skyline behind them is something you have not seen before (photo 5).
  • And last but not least, was a simple message written on the pavement in chalk: "MORE TREES PLEASE" (photo 6).

This is where Climate Action Now comes in!

In the first quarter of this calendar year, from the joint efforts of Climate Action Now as well as IAHV and N0CO2, we funded the planting of 17,230 trees, yielding over 172 days of work for the tree planters. 

N0CO2 has now financed planting of a total of 93,345 trees. We are only 6,655 trees away from the 100,000 tree milestone. Please help us get over the line!

GlobalGiving is launching its Climate Fund Campaign now, which runs from 9am ET on Monday April 15 and ends at 5pm ET on Monday April 29. On Earth Day, Monday April 22, GlobalGiving will offer cash prizes. Six projects will be selected for a year-long slot in the GlobalGiving Climate Fund through this campaign.

Please help Climate Action Now become a winner by signing up for regular monthly contributions between these dates if you possibly can. Otherwise, even a one-time contribution is helpful, as winners will be assessed based in part on the number of unique donors. We will use the funds to plant trees through our very efficient tree-planting partner. 

Remember, by planting trees you can offset the CO2 that you are responsible for emitting when you take a plane or drive a car. Otherwise, that CO2 accumulates in the atmosphere and warms the planet. To avoid catastrophic climate degradation, we have to take responsibility for our emissions, and contributing to Climate Action Now is an easy way to do that.

Thank you for all that you do!

The Climate Action Now Team

Save Our Planet -- Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
Save Our Planet -- Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
Change or Extinction-- Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
Change or Extinction-- Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
There is No Planet B-- Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
There is No Planet B-- Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
Dancing for the Planet Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
Dancing for the Planet Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
More Trees Please -- Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
More Trees Please -- Waterloo Bridge,15 Apr 2019
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Tree Planter at Work
Tree Planter at Work

Dear Supporters,

In the last calendar year, from the joint efforts of Climate Action Now as well as IAHV and N0CO2, we funded the planting of 93,491 trees, yielding over 900 days of work for the tree planters. This includes 29,602 trees from the Global Giving campaign alone. As a result of cumulative contributions, N0CO2 became a Seedling Level Partner on the Eden Reforestation website.

Here is the breakdown:

  • In the first half of 2018, before we started the Climate Action Now project with GlobalGiving, IAHV and N0CO2 funded Eden $3313.71 for planting 33,137 trees and creating 331 days of work for local villagers in previously deforested areas.
  • From August through November with your contributions through GlobalGiving , we funded our tree reforestation partner $2,020.20, for planting 20,602 trees and creating 206 days of work. 
  • In December 2018, N0CO2 funded Eden $1,987.62, for planting 19,876 trees and creating 199 days of work. This amount was matched to yield twice the impact, meaning another 19,876 trees and 199 days of work.
  • In addition, GlobalGiving received further support from you in December which should be accounted for in our next report.

Here is a video showing the work and inspiration of Eden Reforestation. It is helpful for them to receive funds is through collective efforts such as ours, so that they can focus on getting new trees in the ground and employing local villagers to do it.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x6zmzgrg9oltu3d/AABDYYHhuBghtJKQcax_UH7ka/Trailer%20Re-Edit/ERP%20Trailer%202016%20-%20112618%20Re-Edit%20Short%20wCC.mov?dl=0

Of course, our work is not limited to funding tree-planting. We also spend time on educational outreach, to encourage people to reduce their CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions, and to reach out to other people to do the same. A link to an informative article about the state of the climate from the BBC is here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45775309

Last but not least, we continue to promote and make available the graphic book for children and adults, "Let's Save Our Planet," also available in French as "Sauvons La Planête." The book, written by Saving Our Planet co-founder Julie Wornan, has been translated into Italian and Spanish, and the Italian publication is in progress. An excerpt of the English version is attached.

Thank you for all that you do.

The Climate Action Now Team

Indo Mangroves
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