In December of 2015, the UN did something amazing. After 15 years of talks, an agreement was reached among 195 nations that established a commitment to limit the rise of global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Early this year, shortly after being inaugurated, the President of the United States announced his intentions to withdraw the U.S. from the COP21 agreement.
The good news is that 194 nations are still committed to the agreement. In fact, the commitment among the 194 is stronger than it was before. But the truth is that, without the United States as a party to the agreement, the work of millions of people over several decades will have been wasted.
In November, just a few months from now, the Conference of Parties will meet again for COP23, their first round of talks since the announced U.S. withdrawal. Between now and then, there is a lot we can do to here in Orlando to involve ourselves in this global commitment to reducing greenhouse gasses and limiting global temperature rises.
PROPOSED COP23 CAMPAIGN AGENDA
For now, the components of our action plan to address this situation are:
- create pages on our www.una-orlando.org website that would encourage U.S. commitment to the 2015 COP21 Paris Agreement
- encourage everyone to research the situation and inform themselves as well as they can
- schedule face-to-face meetings and other contacts with congressional officials and staff
Some components of this campaign are planned and ready for launch. Other components are still in their early stages of planning. You can be part of it all. Now is a good time for you to learn as much as you can about the situation and join in on the sharing of ideas as we develop this campaign to encourage support for the 2015 COP21 Climate Agreement
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