Earth is home to many forms of
life. We are committed to ensuring their well-being and proposing civil
society ACTIONS to prevent irreversible climate-caused catastrophe. This
means addressing the fundamental issue of sustainable energy as a
long-term strategy in combination with shorter term strategies and
ACTIONS needed to cope with existing threats. A Report to the Secretary
General called for in the Declaration of the 60th UN DPI/NGO Conference
and this collaborative website are "partner tools" aimed at helping
civil society understand and respond to current and potential threats,
as well as advocate corrective and collaborative action by all sectors
of society, including governments, industry and individuals.
in 2007 the 60th UN DPI/NGO Conference, adopted by acclamation a Declaration, CLIMATE CHANGE THREATS: AN NGO FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION, in which participants committed to work collaboratively over the next twelve months to prepare a report for the UN Secretary General. The Declaration strongly recommended that all sectors of society partner to implement concrete solutions based on recommendations that will emerge from the report. To be "climate-sensitive," the report, crafted by Climatecaucus was widely distributed by electronic means. It also built upon, update, and further refined the exchange of views held during the 60TH DPI/NGO conference.
To develop this process, the DPI/NGO Executive Committee established an Editorial Working Group, which bcame the Editorial Board and create a report, supported working groups and a website (www.climatecaucus.net). Online “working groups” reported current effective strategies employed by civil society as well as proposed actions to combat the effects of climate changes. They also acted as “focused networks to refine approaches and FURTHER outreach information and recommendations gathered for inclusion in the Report. In 2009, based on the very positive reaction to the Report, ClimateCaucus.net incorporated as a non-profit (NGO).