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  1. What's The Wave?
  2. What's the Plan?
  3. How Can I Help?
  4. How Do I Get There?

1. What's The Wave?

On Saturday 5 December 2009, ahead of the crucial UN climate summit in Copenhagen, tens of thousands of people from all walks of life will march through the streets of London to demonstrate their support for a safe climate future for all.

Ask Gordon to get a climate deal back on track

COP15 ended so badly, Christian Aid want you to write to Gordon Brown, Spain's José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, and European Council president, Herman Van Rompuy asking them to commit the EU to a 30% emissions reduction target.

Use the button below to take action on COP15, and to make sure it remains a key issue in the lead up to the election.

Ask Gordon for 40% emissions cuts

Current EU commitments to 20% emissions cuts (based on 1990 levels), rising to 30% if a strong global deal is agreed, are simply not enough.

The target for the EU needs to be at least 40% if we want to avoid the danger level of a 2°C rise in global warming. Please write to Gordon Brown using his CAFOD action asking him to put pressure on the other EU leaders to sign up to the required 40% emissions reduction.

Write to Ed Miliband demanding 40% reductions

The UK needs to commit to a minimum of 40% emissions reductions (based on 1990 levels) to stand a 50:50 chance of avoiding global temperature rises exceeding the danger level of 2°C.

Use Friends of the Earth's action to write to Ed Miliband, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, to demand the UK commits to at least 40% reductions and puts up more money to help those people who will be hit first & worst by the effects of climate change.

Write to Gordon, demand a real deal

After the disappointing result from COP15, we have to keep the pressure on world leaders. Use this Oxfam action to write to Gordon Brown and demand a real deal.

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland response to COP15 Copenhagen talks

Speaking on the outcome of the UN summit on climate change in Copenhagen, Mike Robinson, Chair of Stop Climate Chaos Scotland said:

We needed commitments of money, ambitious targets and a legal framework to underpin it all. So far we have none of these. We have a vague promise of half the money that is required by 2020, inadequate targets which the UN has confirmed will add up to a minimum 3°C increase in global temperatures, and no legal framework. What’s worse, we don’t even have a timetable to sort it out. It’s hardly the leadership we had all been hoping for and we have a right to be disappointed.

SCCS blog from Copenhagen: Part 14

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland @ Cop15
Richard Dixon
DAY Fourteen - by Dr Richard Dixon.
Sunday 20th December 2009

After Obama’s private press conference the world thought they knew what had been agreed and that became the story in the global media. But the conference was not actually over for another 20 hours and the delegates came back together to decide that, actually, they didn’t want to adopt the document now known as the Copenhagen Accord. A number of countries complained about the big countries stitching up an agreement between themselves and subverting the UN process.

SCCS blog from Copenhagen: Part 13

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland @ Cop15
Richard Dixon
DAY Thirteen - by Dr Richard Dixon.
Saturday 19th December 2009

Friday started with a live input to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme from the roof of a hotel which was also a ship. It was the first time I have had frozen toes while on the radio.

Real leaders face Christmas jail time while politicians flee climate crime scene

Our delegation being evicted
© Scanpix / Jens Norgaard Larsen

Four of our activists face the prospect of Christmas in jail this year over charges relating to a protest at the Heads of State dinner at the Copenhagen climate summit. But the leaders who did practically nothing about the greatest threat to our planet got away.

COP15 conclusions - 19th December

As world leaders walk away from the UN climate change talks in Copenhagen (COP15), a watered-down accord was accepted by the Conference of the Parties on Saturday morning. The accord which was largely brokered between the USA, China, South Africa, India & Brazil recognises the scientific necessity of keeping global temperature rises to no more than 2°C, but contains no tangible commitments to reduce emissions to achieve that.

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