The VISION of the UU-UNO Climate Change Initiative is a world with mitigated climate change viable for us and future generations. The MISSION is to provide motivation for climate action. The GOALS and ACTIVITIES of the mission to achieve the vision are in the Overview and Strategic Plan below. The Climate Change Initiative is carried out by the Climate Change Task Force with advice from its Climate Advisory Group. The Climate Portal you are reading is the main vehicle for communication.
Here is the announcement of the launch of an exciting program to form your own UU Climate Action Team (CAT) and network with all the other UU CATs nationwide! Please contact Nicole Tiedeman at NTiedeman@uua.org
HERE is the Climate Action Team BLOG - tell others what you are doing!
The UU-UNO acts in conjunction with organizations at the UN, in particular, the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development, CoNGO NY. This committee produced the document "Climate Change: A Discussion Paper" which was hand-delivered to leaders at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Conference, presented at the Klimaforum, and supported by over 100 NGOs. The paper was updated for the Cancun, Durban, and Doha Conferences and distributed.
A major part of the Climate Initiative has been the construction of this UU-UNO Climate Portal, with extensive information on a wide range of topics collected from reliable sources.
The UU-UNO has a goal to get climate "back on the front page" with the specific goal of UUs implementing the UUA 2006 Statement of Conscience: "Threat of Global Warming/Climate Change". The UU-UNO participates in collaborative efforts with other UU environmental groups. Members of the UU-UNO Climate Initiative give climate talks at UU congregations and at UU-UNO climate program events. The UU-UNO has made suggestions for unified action on climate change by UUs.
The UU-UNO Climate Change Task Force carrying out the UU-UNO Climate Initiative is comprised of former UU-UNO Board members Dr. Jan Dash (Chair), Pamela V'Combe, Kent Price (former Board VP), Larry Danos, and Steve Wade in addition to UU-UNO Executive Director Bruce Knotts. The wider UU-UNO Climate Advisory Group or CAG also includes Prof. Tony Broccoli (Rutgers University, our scientific advisor) and Dr. Paul Dash (our climate/health advisor), Guy Quinlan, Doug Stewart, Joel DeWitt, Natalie Shuttleworth, Robin Nelson, Rowan Van Ness, Rev. Earl Koteen, and Mark Swirsky. Our UU-UNO Climate Interns are Andrea Parente and Molly Perchlik. Our previous intern was Maria Dahlmann. Our Youth Co-ordinator is Ryan Dash.
The 2012 Intergenerational UU-UNO Spring Seminar on Race and Immigration (see here) had a panel on Climate Change and Migration. The presenters were Dr. Pamela McElwee (Rutgers U.) and Dr. Jan Dash (UU-UNO Climate Initiative Chair).
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