NGOs unite to 'Stop Climate Chaos'

Sun 09 January 2005 View all news

A group of eighteen NGOs  - including Greenpeace, Christian Aid, FoE, WWF, RSPB, Oxfam, Sustrans and CAFOD - have united in a new campaign to demand action on climate change.

The 'Stop Climate Chaos' campaign intends to use the millions of members and supporters to pressurise government to do more to tackle climate change. The new coalition also wants to make fighting climate change a key part of the Government's plans to deal with global poverty.

Ashok Sinha, Director of Stop Climate Chaos, said: "We're facing a catastrophe, with hundreds of millions of people at risk from severe drought, starvation and disease, and by the middle of the century up to one third of land-based species may face extinction. The time has come to respond with the utmost urgency."

The campaign wants the UK Government to commit to an EU-wide greenhouse gas reduction target of 30% by 2020. It also wants the Government to ensure that warming is capped at a temperature rise of less than 2 degrees C above pre-industrial levels. This will require global emissions to have peaked and be irreversibly declining by 2015.

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