- ‘Tck Tck Tck – Time for Climate Justice’ campaign urges public to “lobby your leader” directly using first of its kind website tool
- Campaign aims to encourage every Government leader to attend climate talks in Copenhagen to secure a global deal based on climate justice.
- Public able to use website to highlight the Time for Climate Justice campaign on Facebook and Twitter and contact their friends
The Time for Climate Justice Campaign is today launching a new online tool to get people to lobby their Government leaders directly ahead of the UN climate change talks in Copenhagen in December.
The tool allows people from any country in the world to send a message directly to their respective Government leader urging them to personally attend the Copenhagen climate talks in order to secure an ambitious, fair and effective agreement. The system, the first of its kind to be deployed on a global level, is aimed at getting the general public to urge their own head of Government to show leadership on the climate change issue.
The launch of the new tools including measures to link up with Facebook and Twitter will be hosted at the campaign website www.timeforclimatejustice.org.
Kofi Annan, President of the Global Humanitarian Forum and inspiration behind the Tck Tck Tck, Time for Climate Justice campaign said:
“Climate change is the greatest humanitarian and environmental challenge facing mankind today. And it is a challenge that has a grave injustice at its heart. It is the major developed economies of the world which contribute the overwhelming majority of global greenhouse emissions. But it is the poorer and least developed nations that are hit hardest by its impact.
“The ‘Tck Tck Tck: Time for Climate Justice’ campaign is fighting for an ambitious, fair, and effective global deal from world leaders in Copenhagen this December.
“We are urging members of the public to put pressure on their leaders to attend the climate talks in Copenhagen. Good leaders are good followers too. They must lead or we must make them follow. We need the public to join this campaign as the issue is too important to leave to politicians alone.“
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‘Tck Tck Tck – Time for Climate Justice’ campaign
The Time for Climate Justice campaign aims to highlight the importance of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen in December 2009 and lobby for an ambitious, fair, and robust agreement to succeed the Kyoto Protocol. The campaign is the first major initiative of the Global Alliance for Climate Justice. The campaign was created by Havas Worldwide and was launched earlier this year at the 56th Cannes International Advertising Festival.
Kofi Annan announced the creation of a Global Alliance for Climate Justice at the inaugural GHF Annual Forum in June 2008. The Alliance is a global movement which aims to raise awareness for climate justice, a concept according to which greenhouse gas emissions have a cost and the poor must be supported in adapting to the consequences of climate change.
Global Humanitarian Forum
Founded in 2007, the Global Humanitarian Forum is chaired by Kofi Annan and brings together stakeholders, including government, business, international organizations, civil society and the general public, to help solve humanitarian challenges. Located in Geneva, the Forum’s current focus is to increase awareness about the human impact of climate change and to boost support to vulnerable populations worst affected by global warming.