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Climate Change - networks, campaigns, guides, resources

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Title: 350.org
Description/subject: About, Resources. Get Involved....."350.org is building a global climate movement. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries. The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm. We believe that a global grassroots movement can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. With over 4000 languages spoken around the world, words don’t always get the point across. This wordless animation explains 350.org in 90 seconds:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: 350.org
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 April 2015

Title: C40
Description/subject: "C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. C40 supports cities to collaborate effectively, share knowledge and drive meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change... Cities are where the future happens first. The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, now in its 10th year, connects more than 80 of the world’s greatest cities, representing over 600 million people and one quarter of the global economy. Created and led by cities, C40 is focused on tackling climate change and driving urban action that reduces greenhouse gas emissions and climate risks, while increasing the health, wellbeing and economic opportunities of urban citizens."
Language: English
Source/publisher: C40
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 04 February 2017

Title: Earthrise (video series)
Description/subject: "Earthrise is Al Jazeera’s award-winning environmental show. Now in its seventh season, earthrise continues to champion the individuals and grassroots initiatives exploring solutions to the environmental challenges we face today. From Sweden to the Seychelles, Myanmar to Mozambique, earthrise’s diverse team of reporters meet visionaries, global and local, who share their innovations and experiences, inspiring us all to get more involved..."
Language: English (speech and/or subtitles)
Source/publisher: Aljazeera
Format/size: Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 19 March 2015

Title: EcoWatch
Description/subject: "EcoWatch is at the forefront of uniting all shades of green to ensure the health and longevity of our planet. We are leading the charge in using online news to drive fundamental change. EcoWatch is a leading news website reporting on environmental news, green living and sustainable business. We also feature content from renowned environmental and business leaders via our Insights blog. EcoWatch is a dedicated platform for environmental news that helps transform the ability of individuals to learn about environmental issues and take action. EcoWatch provides timely access to relevant information that educates and motivates individuals to become engaged in their community, adopt sustainable practices and support strong environmental policy. In September 2013, EcoWatch became a Certified B Corporation and joined more than 900 companies that leverage the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. In May of 2014, EcoWatch became a member of 1% for the Planet, an alliance of businesses that are financially committed to creating a healthy planet"
Language: English
Source/publisher: EcoWatch
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 April 2015

Title: George Monbiot's website
Description/subject: "...Here are some of the things I try to fight: environmental destruction, undemocratic power, corruption, deception of the public, injustice, inequality and the misallocation of resources, waste, denial, the libertarianism which grants freedom to the powerful at the expense of the powerless, undisclosed interests, complacency..."
Author/creator: George Monbiot
Language: English
Source/publisher: George Monbiot
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 27 September 2017

Title: Greenpeace
Description/subject: "Stop climate change: Deeply complex, the climate system drives wind, water, and warmth around our beautiful blue planet, nurturing all life. But now our climate is changing fast. The cause is an old, broken energy system that pollutes our air and water, drives inequality and destroys priceless landscapes. We really have to change; we have only a limited time to act. Join us as we fight to end polluting coal, oil, gas and nuclear projects. Help us accelerate the urgent leap to a future powered by 100 percent clean renewable energy — the key to security and wellbeing for all."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Greenpeace
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 January 2017

Title: nononsensevideos.org
Description/subject: Climate science, resources, action
Language: English
Source/publisher: nononsensevideos.org
Format/size: html, Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 12 January 2017

Title: The Gaia Foundation
Description/subject: ABOUT US: "We are a small, feisty organisation with over 30 years experience accompanying partners, communities and movements in Africa, South America, Asia and Europe. Together we work to revive bio-cultural diversity, to regenerate healthy ecosystems and to strengthen community self-governance for climate change resilience. With a base in north London, we work all over the world and apply a holistic approach to addressing the root causes of our converging crises, triggered by the industrial growth society."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Gaia Foundation
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 23 May 2018

Title: WWF
Description/subject: Climate change is one of the biggest threats to us all... Why we're tackling climate change: We know climate change is happening, and we know that it is caused by our actions. The Earth's atmosphere is warming, faster than it probably ever has. In some cases weather patterns, climates and natural environments are changing quicker than wildlife or people can adapt. So many of the world's biggest challenges, from poverty to wildlife extinction, are made more difficult by climate change. And things will get worse if we do nothing. But we can do something about it. We have the knowledge and the technology to reduce our impact on the climate, and ease the pressures on the world's most vulnerable places, people and wildlife. We just need to make it happen."
Language: English
Source/publisher: World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 21 January 2017

Individual Documents

Title: Disobedience, Climate Change | Documentary
Date of publication: 23 November 2016
Description/subject: "The future of the planet is under attack. In just the past few years, we've witnessed unprecedented waves of brutal storms, massive oil spills engulfing our oceans and sea life, and the hottest temperatures ever recorded in human history. Climate change is real, and it's up to the will of the people to reverse its adverse effects. This is the argument that drives Disobedience, a persuasive and handsomely produced documentary from the activist organization 350.org. The film makes this thesis known from its earliest frames as it places a critical eye on the actions undertaken at this year's United Nations Climate Change Summit in Paris. While each world leader seemed satisfied by the outcomes of their conference, the film contends that their final agreement does little to change the tide of global warming in the years to come. Believing that the call for real and lasting change cannot be answered by impotent politicians, the film showcases a diverse group of activists throughout the globe who have taken the fight into their own hands. Lidy Nacpil, a spokesperson for the Philippine Movement for Climate Justice, works to galvanize a citizen force against a proposed coal plant in Batangas. The plant would produce over 7 million metric tons of CO2 emissions every year, and therefore poses a severe environmental threat. The country knows from experience how the voice of its people can inspire wide sweeping change. In 1986, urgent protests led to the ousting of dictator Ferdinand Marcos. A growing community of like-minded citizens hope to spark the same level of passion and outcry against the region's blossoming fossil fuel industries. In Canada, a rapidly expanding pipeline is gradually polluting the purity of the ocean water and other natural resources. Area residents refuse to take a payout from big corporations in exchange for their complacency. They choose to fight. In one profile after another, Disobedience introduces us to inspiring groups of people who are advocating for a better way of life for their families, their communities and their planet. In the process, scientists and scholars educate viewers on the role of civil disobedience in affecting reform, the economic impact of environmental catastrophe, and the myriad of social issues which are worsening in the midst of climate change."
Author/creator: Valda Witt (Executive Producer), Kelly Nyks (Director)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Mind Expanding Documentaries
Format/size: Adobe Flash (40 minutes, 56 seconds)
Alternate URLs: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/disobedience/
Date of entry/update: 27 January 2017

Title: Energy Toolkit 2.0 Leading Instruments and Methodologies for Sustainable Energy Planning
Date of publication: November 2016
Description/subject: "The second iteration of the Energy Toolkit, a collection of leading instruments and methodologies for climate-compatible energy planning, offers energy practitioners, policymakers, and experts a quick reference guide to some of the best-established instruments available at no or low cost. The result is a compilation of 26 tools from agencies around the world. The toolkit was produced as a team effort with the many members of the Low-Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership (LEDS GP), in particular its Energy Working Group (LEDS EWG). The LEDS GP was founded in 2011 to facilitate peer learning, technical cooperation, and information exchange to support the formation and implementation of low emission development strategies. It has a focus on supporting developing countries and regions. It engages leaders from over 300 institutions across government agencies, technical institutes, international agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The LEDS EWG promotes sustainable and climate-compatible development in the energy sector through a work program focused on peer-to-peer learning, technical assistance, and enhanced opportunities for coordination and collaboration between LEDS GP members. The LEDS EWG also produces supporting materials, such as best-case studies or reference guides like the one presented here. This toolkit does not claim to be a complete encyclopedia of all available tools. We hope to update and further improve the toolkit in coming years. If you have developed a sustainable energy modelling tool or know of one that should be featured here, please contact us at energy@ledsgp.org. Thank you! We hope this toolkit will help you to make energy fairer, safer, and greener for all..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Worldwatch Institute
Format/size: pdf (3.86MB-original; 2.5MB-reduced version)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs23/LEDS_Energy_Toolkit-2.0-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 20 December 2016

Title: Noam Chomsky on Using Activism to Confront Climate Change
Date of publication: May 2014
Description/subject: "Noam Chomsky shares his insights into the threat of climate change, what can be done by ordinary citizens to combat it, and reflects on why it's so "crucial that those with the most privileged get involved." From The Elephant podcast. For more conversations exploring the stories and questions of climate change visit www.elephantpodcast.org or subscribe in iTunes: http://bit.ly/elephantpod Interviewer: Kevin Caners, Recorded May 2014.
Author/creator: Noam Chomsky, Kevin Caners
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Elephant podcast
Format/size: Adobe Flash
Date of entry/update: 28 January 2017