Safeguard the environment at global, national and local levels.

We can still choose how we use our environment. When we use resources wisely, we honour the trust the next generation has placed in us. Environmental threats like global warming and the water crisis take their greatest toll on children. Water-borne diseases cause the preventable deaths and illnesses of millions of children. Environmental threats will continue to take their toll, for the mistakes of today will continue to haunt the world tomorrow.

We must act today. The world belongs to our children; we are its caretakers. We must preserve our natural resources even as we use them, to ensure our children’s rights to a healthy environment.

Global Campaign for Climate Action

The Global Campaign for Climate Action (GCCA) is a bold, new initiative involving a growing number of national and global organizations in support of a single goal: to mobilize civil society and to galvanize public opinion in support of transformational change and rapid action to save the planet from dangerous levels of climate change. Global Campaign for Climate Action has put together TckTckTck, an unprecedented global alliance of civil society organizations, trade unions, faith groups and people, all calling for a fair, ambitious, and binding climate change agreement. We are at a crisis moment, with two pathways before us. A fair, ambitious and binding treaty will open up a bright, gree...

Saving our forests

The world's forests contain some of the most richest and most diverse habitats on earth. They represent a vast reservoir of knowledge and contain a wealth of ecosystems and wildlife, with many species yet to be discovered. Inhabitants of forests have genuine rights to use the forests. A balance must be achieved between saving the forest and protecting the rights of those who have inherited rights to use them. Not only does there need be focus on deforestation and the real causes behind it, but also on reforestation programmes across the world. Most popular campaigns focus on rainforests however many other types of forest exist and many other types of reforestation programmes take p...

World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) 2010 is aimed to be the biggest, most widely celebrated, global day for positive, environmental action. Commemorated on 5 June since 1972, WED is one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action. Through WED, we are able to give a human face to environmental issues and enable people to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development. WED is also a day for advocating partnerships among all stakeholders or perhaps, even more correctly, among all species living on this one plan...

World Water Day

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Every 20 seconds, a child dies as a result of the abysmal sanitation conditions endured by some 2.6 billion people globally. That adds up to an unconscionable 1.5 million young lives cut short by a cause we know well how to prevent. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 4 billion cases of diarrhea each year in addition to millions of other cases of illness are associated with lack of access to water that is safe for human consumption. Per year 2,2 million people die as a result of ...

Student environmental action

For years solar power has presented a clean alternative to more conventional forms of energy. The Student Environmental Action Coalition brings young people in the US together on campaigns supporting alternative forms of clean energy. Much of their research is based on states in North America and the impetus of their work is around university and school campuses. For example, the University of Oregon Campaign is focusing on making the campus 100% dependant on renewable and clean energies within 10 years and in Princeton University, campaigners are working to have solar panels installed on campus. Click here to read more about the extensive campus campaigns and to le...

Water, water, everywhere...

..but would you drink it and who has access it to it? 'Restricted access to clean water is one of the most fundamental problems facing families in developing countries. It's a staggering fact that water-borne diseases kill more than two million people a year in developing countries - most of them children. Unthinkably, more than 6,000 children die each day as a result of drinking dirty, contaminated water.' Plan Clean, drinkable water is a basic human right for everyone. Populations in Northern countries take this for granted. Despite the abundance of water resources, in many countries children are being excluded from access to water. One of the most poignant i...
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