In 2007, most people around the world hadn’t yet heard of climate change, nor did they know that countries had been negotiating for over a decade to find common ground and sign a global agreement to solve it. That year, GCCA was born out of the realisation that public pressure around the world was needed in order to help push nations to agree to a viable plan.
In 2009, GCCA and its member organisations mobilised millions of people around the world in the run-up to the Copenhagen UN climate summit through the tcktcktck campaign. GCCA’s leadership role as catalyst, connector and facilitator continued through the 2015 Paris UN climate conference. Since then, as a silent partner, we have helped a community of over 470 climate campaigning organisations activate their supporters and align, aggregate and amplify their work.
Now, the Paris Agreement that includes all nations has been signed and the world has woken-up to the reality that is climate change – but we’re still a long way from overcoming the threat.
A historic shift is already underway as communities around the globe race to transform the ways they power their lives, use energy, and protect themselves from climate impacts. Effective and affordable solutions exist, but they need to be applied and scaled… quickly. We all have a stake in the shift…and we all can contribute to the solution.
With GCCA’s support, Bike Anjo is running their Bike to Work Campaign this year with a strong focus on the health benefits of active mobility. Improvements are unequivocal for the health and wellbeing of individuals who cycle to work as well as for public health (as a consequence of air pollution reduction, through the potential fall in the numbers of cars in the city streets).
GCCA SUPPORTS UNMASK MY CITY CAMPAIGN
Unmask My City is a global initiative galvanizing health professionals to foster the adoption of policies in their communities that will reduce air pollution in support of the WHO 2030 goals for healthy air in cities around the world, and grow awareness of this health issue among the health sector.
SUPPORTING A CATHOLIC CALL TO LIVE LAUDATO SI
Young Catholics bring the Pope’s word to life with a #LiveLaudatoSi media and social media campaign.
GCCA SUPPORTS A HEALTH CALL
FOR A COAL PHASE OUT
A power call on G7 countries to phase out dirty coal in a bid to protect their citizens’ health.
BRINGING SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS TO PARIS
Giving spoken word artists a voice at the iconic UN climate talks in Paris, and opening up new audiences to climate change.
SUPPORTING BIGGEST CLIMATE MARCH IN HISTORY
The biggest climate march in history fills the streets of New York and around the world.
JANUARY 2015 – JULY 2016 – NETWORKED CALL FOR ACTION LAUNCHED
New digital technology helps new voices break into the climate debate, with a series of micro websites.
SPEAKING AT THE UN CLIMATE LEADERS SUMMIT
Marshallese poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner speaks on behalf of civil society during the opening ceremony of the UN Climate Leaders Summit in New York City.
ARAB YOUTH MOVEMENT CONVENED
A new movement brings young Arab voices to COP18, and see the first-ever public march in Qatar.
THE TREE PROJECT LAUNCHED
A new communications network to unite voices, and deepen the global debate on climate change.
An unprecedented alliance comes together to call for climate action and a deal in Copenhagen.