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Politicians have not yet put the relevant policies in place

Yvo de Boer - UNFCC-- A message to Cool Planet readers from Yvo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC



 


The Secretary-General of the United Nations has termed this year the year of climate change. The reason is obvious: Copenhagen, December 2009.

The UN Climate Change Conference in Denmark this year will be the moment in history in which humanity has the opportunity to rise to the challenge and decisively deal with climate change. It is beyond the shadow of doubt that greenhouse gas emissions have to be radically reduced to keep climate change from sliding into climate chaos. Once that happens, there will be no place left to hide for anybody.

The launch of this web site comes at a time when the world is fully aware of the urgency of the situation, but politicians have not yet put the relevant policies in place that are needed for a concerted global response. So great is the climate challenge, that people want to contribute to solutions despite the momentary policy void.

This site presents ideas on how to do just that.

Cool Friends

BjorkBrundtlandPachauriWallstrom
RobinsonYann-Arthus BertrandHedegaardYvo de Boer
Achim SteinerPatersonAlain HubertJean-Paul Knott
Bianca JaggerWeapons of SoundKofi AnnanMichel de Wouters
Sussan Deyhim and Richard HorowitzDaniel Cohn-BenditBrenda RaySara Svensson and Anne Walraven
Balistik ArtMy ExcellencePaul ZilkRoz Savage

Cool Messages

Kiyo Akasaka Why I'm concerned about climate change - a cool message from Kiyo Akasaka

Connie HedegaardEveryone can make a difference – Cool message from Connie Hedegaard

Margot WallstrOmIt is our responsibility
Cool message from Margot Wallström


Yvo de BoerPoliticians have not yet put the relevant policies in place - Cool message from Yvo de Boer
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