Achievements

The campaign for climate justice still has a long way to go, but we’ve already made some important achievements that show the effect we can have when we work together:

Rio news sets up late winner for carbon campaign

After 5 years of campaigning the UK government has introduced mandatory carbon reporting for UK-listed businesses.

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More than 500,000 actions to the UN at Copenhagen

In 2009 APRODEV agencies worked together to collect more than half a million actions across 24 countries calling on the UN to deliver a fair, ambitious and binding climate agreement at the Copenhagen conference. Archbishop Desmond Tutu handed the actions to UNFCCC Executive Secretary Yvo de Boer outside the conference.

Two record marches in a week!

On 5th December, 2009, we achieved the largest climate change march ever, with 60,000 people marching in London. A week later in Copenhagen this was overtaken by an amazing 100,000 people marching to the UN conference. Not only were APRODEV agencies represented but also partners from the global south.

 120 heads of state at Copenhagen

Campaign action by APRODEV agencies and partners convinced 120 heads of state to personally attend Copenhagen.

We showed that we can pressure our leaders to take climate change seriously.

The world’s first Climate Change Act

In 2008 the UK introduced the world’s first Climate Change Act.

This Act enshrined in law a target of 80% cuts by 2050.