The urgency of now !!!




   ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat
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100, 99, 98, 97, 96,
95, 94, 93, 92, 91….
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...
The political context

 All attention is focused on

The Copenhagen Conference

     In December 2009

   ACT- Addressing ...
166
ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat
The importance of the EU
•   EU laws affect many countries
•   Also, EU carbon emissions targets
•   Combined EU voice at ...
The importance of the EU

• Question –
  “do we want our voice to be heard?”
• Question –
  “do we want chance to access E...
The answers must be yes !
                  Therefore,




ACT ! – Addressing the Climate Threat



        ACT- Addressin...
The launch of ACT!

                       Is proud to launch




ACT ! – Addressing the Climate Threat


        ACT- Add...
What is ACT !

• A self-funding unit within
  Co-operatives Europe
• Will encourage more co-ops to do more
• Will support ...
What is ACT !
  Will represent co-ops and campaign
  in the EU institutions
• And in the global ICA
• It will make our voi...
Co-ops reducing own emissions
• A sensible and cost-effective thing to do
• Reduces energy costs
• Very necessary if we wa...
The sectors at work


                     The housing sector

                     As we have heard

                    ...
Co-ops reducing own emissions

•   Some good practice & case studies exist
•   Lots of information available
•   We will p...
Informing and motivating
     our members and workers
• Many co-ops have large numbers
  of members and workers
• And cont...
Informing and motivating
     our members and workers
At little cost & effort
  (eg. Leaflets at checkouts)
• They could &...
This is very important & urgent
• Because of the Copenhagen conference
  in December this year
• Political leaders need to...
This is very important & urgent
We say that the Co-op is the largest
  NGO in the world (800 million members)
• If so, isn...
What we want you to do
• Commit to do more as individuals
• Commit your co-op to support ACT
  – Please show your support
...
What we want you to do

  We will follow this launch with requests for help
• Please remember how important this is
  and ...
Thank you
bobburlton.climatethreat@coopseurope.coop

   www.coopseurope.coop/climatethreat




  Act ! - Addressing the cl...
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  1. 1. The urgency of now !!! ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat
  2. 2. 100
  3. 3. 100, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91….
  4. 4. Because it’s important ! ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat
  5. 5. 3 things coops can do Measure & reduce own CO2 Inform & motivate our members Participate in campaigns
  6. 6. Emissions reductions costs (£/tCO2) ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. The political context All attention is focused on The Copenhagen Conference In December 2009 ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat
  9. 9. 166 ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. The answers must be yes ! Therefore, ACT ! – Addressing the Climate Threat ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat
  13. 13. The launch of ACT! Is proud to launch ACT ! – Addressing the Climate Threat ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. 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
  17. 17. The sectors at work The housing sector As we have heard Today ACT- Addressing the Climate Threat
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. 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
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. Thank you bobburlton.climatethreat@coopseurope.coop www.coopseurope.coop/climatethreat Act ! - Addressing the climate threat

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