ACT_Sofia Workshop Pres 3

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Published on July 1, 2009

Author: coopseurope

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Call for Support

The urgency of now !!! ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

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Because it’s important ! ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

3 things coops can do Measure & reduce own CO2 Inform & motivate our members Participate in campaigns

Emissions reductions costs (£/tCO2) ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

Reminder of 6 principle th 6th Principle:- Co-operation among co-operatives Co-operatives serve their members most effectively and strengthen the co-operative movement by working together through local, national, regional and international structures ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

The political context All attention is focused on The Copenhagen Conference In December 2009 ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

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The importance of the EU • EU laws affect many countries • Also, EU carbon emissions targets • Combined EU voice at Copenhagen • Potential source of funds ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

The importance of the EU • Question – “do we want our voice to be heard?” • Question – “do we want chance to access EU funds?” ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

The answers must be yes ! Therefore, ACT ! – Addressing the Climate Threat ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

The launch of ACT! Is proud to launch ACT ! – Addressing the Climate Threat ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

What is ACT ! • A self-funding unit within Co-operatives Europe • Will encourage more co-ops to do more • Will support co-ops fighting the climate threat with information and guidance ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

What is ACT ! Will represent co-ops and campaign in the EU institutions • And in the global ICA • It will make our voice heard ! • A framework for the sectors not a straightjacket ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

Co-ops reducing own emissions • A sensible and cost-effective thing to do • Reduces energy costs • Very necessary if we want anybody to listen to us – The public – Our members – Politicians and NGOs ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

The sectors at work The housing sector As we have heard Today ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

Co-ops reducing own emissions • Some good practice & case studies exist • Lots of information available • We will provide • We know what to do – have we the will? ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

Informing and motivating our members and workers • Many co-ops have large numbers of members and workers • And contact them frequently • A large group of people to inform & motivate ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

Informing and motivating our members and workers At little cost & effort (eg. Leaflets at checkouts) • They could & should be our ambassadors • Doing the right things influencing friends & neighbours etc “Viral” spread • Writing letters, petitions etc. ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

This is very important & urgent • Because of the Copenhagen conference in December this year • Political leaders need to understand that we expect them to reach an Agreement ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

This is very important & urgent We say that the Co-op is the largest NGO in the world (800 million members) • If so, isn’t it time we acted like we are ? ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

What we want you to do • Commit to do more as individuals • Commit your co-op to support ACT – Please show your support – Tell your friends and colleagues about ACT – Be active on the Climate Threat in your co-op ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

What we want you to do We will follow this launch with requests for help • Please remember how important this is and give your support and your co-op’s • Please show your own support Now ! ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat

Thank you bobburlton.climatethreat@coopseurope.coop www.coopseurope.coop/climatethreat Act ! - Addressing the climate threat

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