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VCE Global Politics Unit 2: Global Connections: Cooperation in Climate Change
CAN is a global network of over 1500 civil society organisations and focusses on centering people and climate impacts, ending fossil fuels, transformative national climate action plans and multilateral action and advocacy by convening UN climate negotiations and other international forums.
Greenpeaace is global network of 26 independent national and regional organisations coordinated by Greenpeace International. This website provides information on issues relating to energy, nature and climate and the associated campaigns for action that individuals and communities can be involved in, to effect change and hold governments and corporations to account.
The Climate Crisis section of this website provides information on climate change and its programs to pressure governments to act, and to provide support for businesses and communities working towards a "net-zero, climate-resilient future".
In the leadup to COP26 in Glasgow, world faith leaders made an historical joint appeal to world leaders to protect the plant, and pledged that they would educate their faithful on climate action.
In 2015 Pope Francis delivered an encyclical calling on Catholics and every person around the world to address, reflect and respond to today's environmental challenges. This document is a good summary of this encyclical (the full version is also available online)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN Climate Change)
UN Climate Change, is the UN entity that supports intergovernmental climate change negotiations to advance targets set by the Convention, the Paris Agreement and the Kyoto Protocol. This website provides a wealth of information on climate action topics, conventions and meetings, and associated publications.
A coalition of governments, intergovernmental organisations, business, scientific and civil society organisations. It has the common purpose of reducing short-lived climate pollutants (black carbon, methane, HFCs and tropospheric ozone).
The GEF consists of the governments of over 180 countries, and civil society and private sector organisations, with the aim of enabling developing countries and countries with economies in transition to undertake environmental projects.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - IPCC (UN)
The Mitigation of Climate Change is one of the reports (from Working Group III) that contributes to AR6. It examines the efforts in emission reduction and assesses the impacts of national climate pledges. The full report is available online - this document is an official press release.
IPPS's responses to questions about whether international cooperation is working, the future role of international cooperation in the context of the Paris Agreement, and whether there important gaps in international cooperation.
The Climate Pledge, co-founded by Amazon, calls on signatories to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040—10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. There are currently over 300 signatories - find out what taking the pledge entails and what progress the signatories are making.