As you may know, tomorrow is the 2014 UN Climate Summit in New York. At the summit, world leaders will gather to discus and find solutions to improve our climate and stop global warming. World leader have been asked to “bring bold announcements and actions to the Summit that will reduce emissions, strengthen climate resilience, and mobilize political will for a meaningful legal agreement in 2015”.
I feel very good about this. The summit itself is a great initiative, which proves climate change is not just a new-age, hippy issue. Scientists and world leaders are putting their heads together to start fixing this!
As if the very existence of the summit hasn’t given me enough hope yet. Yesterday was the People’s Climate March. The number of events organized globally add up to 2808, and took place in 166 countries. All over the world people stood up, to show those attending the summit, that they want something to be done. To show that they think this is very important. In New York alone the people attending are estimated at 400.000.
I wasn’t able to go to one of the events myself, but I did sign the online petition, to urge the switch to 100% clean energy by 2050, which will be presented at the summit. As I’m writing this, the number of signatures is over 2.15 million, but every second, names are still being added to the list. It’s incredible to watch, really!
I’ll be keeping a close eye on news about the summit tomorrow. It’s a very exiting time to be an environmentalist. As so many people from all over the world unite for a common goal; A goal I feared too few cared about. I’m so glad to be wrong right now. Let’s do this!
I’ll keep you posted on the outcome of the summit of course.