Oxfam International Blogs - tcktcktck http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/tags/tcktcktck en 10 million voices demand a FAB Climate Deal http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-12-08-10-million-voices-demand-fab-climate-deal <div class="field field-name-body"><p>Yesterday, the voices of 10 million people from around the world, who have demanded a <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blog/09-11-26-copenhagen-climate-summit-be-fab"><strong>FAB</strong></a> deal on climate, were handed to the Head of the UN Climate Conference, Yvo de Boer and the Danish Climate Minister and President of this conference, Connie Hedegaard.  <strong><a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/oxfam/sets/72157622834404681/" rel="nofollow">Look at more photos of the hand-in on our Flickr page</a></strong>.</p> <p>The actions from partners of the TckTckTck climate campaign – 1.7 million from Oxfam supporters – were presented by Leah Wickham, 24, of Fiji, along with other represenatives of global youth movements on climate.</p> <p>Fiji is just one of the many countries that is extremely vulnerable to changes in climate, and Leah delivered a passionate call for our world leaders, conference delegates in Copenhagen, to listen to the overwhelming global call for climate action.</p> <p>And, it's a call that gets stronger each day, as more and more people, add their messages for a global Fair , Ambitious and legally Binding climate deal to be agreed at the end of the UN Climate Conference late next week.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=142&amp;ea.campaign.id=4195" rel="nofollow">Add your name to the push for a FAB deal,  take action and help stop catastrophic Climate Change.</a></strong></p> <p>Watch this video of the handover - made by TCKTCKTCK:</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>10 million voices demand a FAB Climate Deal</h2></div> Tue, 08 Dec 2009 13:59:15 +0000 Karina Brisby 8946 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-12-08-10-million-voices-demand-fab-climate-deal#comments Blog Action Day: tu oportunidad de dejar un legado http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8874 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>Blog Action Day ha llegado! Y pese a que no todos podemos <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2009-10-09/nobel-peace-prize-obama" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ganar el Nobel</a></strong> por nuestro esfuerzo, sí podemos contribuir a un mundo mejor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.blogactionday.org/es" rel="nofollow"><strong>El Blog Action Day</strong></a> se celebra cada 15 de octubre y busca unir a todos bloggers del mundo para que hablen sobre el mismo problema en el mismo día en sus respectivas bitácotas. </p> <p>De<strong> </strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/07-12-11/graph-climate-injustice"><strong>Bali</strong></a> a<strong> </strong><a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/08-12-01-towards-copernican-revolution-climate"><strong>Poznan</strong></a>, hemos estado escribiendo blogs sobre el cambio climático desde hace tiempo. Por todo el mundo, damos voz a los que más sufren el cambio climático: las audiencias climáticas documentan casos reales de las vidas más tocadas por la nueva realidad del planeta. </p> <p>Durante este tiempo, nos hemos unido a plataformas como  <a href="http://tcktcktck.org/" rel="nofollow"><strong>tcktcktck</strong></a>, hemos realizado <strong><a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=young+lions+cannes+2009&amp;search_type=&amp;aq=2&amp;oq=young+lions+canne" rel="nofollow">campañas</a></strong>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VixyhYGIl6g" rel="nofollow"><strong>actos offline </strong></a>y peticiones online, todo para conseguir que nuestra voz llegue hasta la negociación de Copenhague este diciembre. </p> <p>El nuevo acuerdo está a la vuelta de la esquina: <a href="http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=142&amp;ea.campaign.id=4246" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>actúa ahora y únete a nosotros </strong></a>para frenar el cambio climático.</p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Blog Action Day: tu oportunidad de dejar un legado</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_fr first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blog/09-10-15-blog-action-day-notre-chance-pour-un-heritage" title="Blog Action Day: Notre chance pour un bel héritage" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> <li class="translation_en last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8877" title="Blog Action Day: Your chance to leave a legacy" class="translation-link" xml:lang="en">English</a></li> </ul> Thu, 15 Oct 2009 15:36:17 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 8874 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8874#comments Blog Action Day: Your chance to leave a legacy http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8877 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>Blog Action Day on Climate Change is today! And while we all can't win a <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/pressroom/pressrelease/2009-10-09/nobel-peace-prize-obama" rel="nofollow"><strong>Nobel Peace Prize</strong></a> for our efforts, we can still do our part.</p> <p><a href="http://www.blogactionday.org/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Blog Action Day</strong></a> happens every October 15, and unites the world's bloggers in posting about the same issue on the same day with the aim of sparking discussion around an issue of global importance.</p> <p>From <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/07-12-11/graph-climate-injustice"><strong>Bali</strong></a> to <a href="http://blogs.oxfam.org/en/blogs/08-12-01-towards-copernican-revolution-climate"><strong>Poznan</strong></a>, we've been blogging about climate change for a while now. In that time, we've joined forces with other like-minded organizations, under the <a href="http://tcktcktck.org/" rel="nofollow"><strong>tcktcktck</strong></a> banner, to raise our collective voices. Through <strong><a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=young+lions+cannes+2009&amp;search_type=&amp;aq=2&amp;oq=young+lions+canne" rel="nofollow">videos</a></strong>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VixyhYGIl6g" rel="nofollow"><strong>offline stunts</strong></a>, and online petitions, we're shouting about the urgent need for everyone to join together.</p> <p>People from around the world are holding <strong><a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/campaigns/climatechange/climate-hearings" rel="nofollow">climate hearings</a></strong>, to document how climate change is affecting their lives, and what they are doing to adapt to the new reality of a warmer planet.</p> <p>Celebrities are <a href="http://www.timeforclimatejustice.org/" rel="nofollow"><strong>singing</strong></a> about it, <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/campaigns/glacial-meltdown-helena-christensen-un-photo-exhibit" rel="nofollow"><strong>taking photos</strong></a>, and <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/video/2009/tck-ad" rel="nofollow"><strong>making videos</strong></a> about how <strong>it's time to act on climate change</strong>.</p> <p>Knowing that there are a few key people who negotiate to make the decisions for most of the rest of us, we're <a href="http://adoptanegotiator.org/" rel="nofollow"><strong>following these policy makers</strong></a>, in an effort make the process of agreeing a new climate deal more transparent. The goal, of course, it to get them to create an ambitious, fair and binding new post-Kyoto climate deal in <a href="http://www.oxfam.org.uk/applications/blogs/pressoffice/?p=4767?campaigns" rel="nofollow"><strong>Copenhagen</strong></a>.</p> <p>While we can't now necessarily <a href="http://www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/?p=1068" rel="nofollow"><strong>blame all natural disasters</strong></a> on climate change, erratic weather patterns take <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/policy/bp130-suffering-the-science" rel="nofollow"><strong>the heaviest toll on the poor</strong> </a>around the planet -- seventy-five percent of poor people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.</p> <p>So please join us today, and blog (or tweet!) about climate change. Sign our <a href="http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=142&amp;ea.campaign.id=4195" rel="nofollow"><strong>climate petition</strong></a>. Help us leave a legacy of which we can be proud.</p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Blog Action Day: Your chance to leave a legacy</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_es first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blog/09-10-15-blog-action-day-your-chance-leave-legacy" title="Blog Action Day: tu oportunidad de dejar un legado" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> <li class="translation_fr last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blog/09-10-15-blog-action-day-notre-chance-pour-un-heritage" title="Blog Action Day: Notre chance pour un bel héritage" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> </ul> Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:23:11 +0000 Joel M Bassuk 8877 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8877#comments ¿Dormimos mientras arde nuestra cama? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8857 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>Hoy <strong><a href="http://tcktcktck.org/" rel="nofollow">TckTckTck</a></strong>, la alianza de organizaciones y grupos contra el cambio climático, lanza una petición musical al mundo entero. </p> <p>El remix de la canción "Beds are burning" de <a href="http://www.midnightoil.com/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Midnight Oil</strong></a>, cuya letra ha sido reeescrita por el propio grupo incluye a decenas de cantantes y otros famosos que reclaman a os gobernantes que actúen contra el mayor riesgo que amenaza a la humanidad: el cambio climático.</p> <p>Si lo deseas, puedes:</p> <ul><li> Bajar la canción gratis en <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=332754461&amp;id=332754130&amp;s=143442&amp;uo=6%20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>iTunes</strong></a>. </li> <li> Ver el <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBTZOg6l6cA" rel="nofollow"><strong> video on YouTube</strong></a>: cuantos más lo vean, más visibilidad llegará a tener!</li> <li>Tras verlo, puedes enlazarlo, enviarlo por facebook o tweetearlo!</li> <li>Y no te olvides de firmar <strong><a href="http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=142&amp;ea.campaign.id=4246" rel="nofollow">nuestra petición para un acuerdo climático en Copenhague este diciembre!</a></strong></li> </ul><p> </p> <p></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>¿Dormimos mientras arde nuestra cama?</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_en first last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-10-02-how-do-we-sleep-while-our-beds-are-burning" title="How do we sleep while our beds are burning?" class="translation-link" xml:lang="en">English</a></li> </ul> Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:54:03 +0000 Anonymous 8857 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8857#comments How do we sleep while our beds are burning? http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-10-02-how-do-we-sleep-while-our-beds-are-burning <div class="field field-name-body"><p>Today the <strong><a href="http://tcktcktck.org/" rel="nofollow">TckTckTck</a></strong>, an unprecedented global alliance of civil society organizations, trade unions, faith groups and individuals, is launching <strong>a global musical petition</strong> for a <strong>climate deal in Copenhagen in December</strong>. </p> <p>The re-mix of the song "Beds are Burning" features over 60 artists and celebrities, and has been re-written by <a href="http://www.midnightoil.com/" rel="nofollow"><strong>Midnight Oil</strong></a> themselves to reflect the greatest humanitarian crisis facing humankind today. </p> <p>Help us make this song huge and reach new people with the messages of TckTckTck! To help, you can:</p> <ul><li> Download <a href="http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=332754461&amp;id=332754130&amp;s=143442&amp;uo=6%20" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>the song for free from iTunes</strong></a>. </li> <li> Watch <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBTZOg6l6cA" rel="nofollow"><strong>the video on YouTube</strong></a>: the more people see it, the higher profile it will get!</li> <li>After you've seen it, favorite it, comment on it, and share with your friends!</li> <li> Tweet it, post to your Facebook page, or your blog!</li> <li>But most of all, please sign our <a href="http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=142&amp;ea.campaign.id=4195" rel="nofollow"><strong>pledge to stop catastrophic climate change!</strong></a></li> </ul><p> </p> <p></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>How do we sleep while our beds are burning?</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_es first last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/es/blog/09-10-02-camas-arden" title="¿Dormimos mientras arde nuestra cama?" class="translation-link" xml:lang="es">Español</a></li> </ul> Fri, 02 Oct 2009 14:30:44 +0000 Anonymous 8856 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-10-02-how-do-we-sleep-while-our-beds-are-burning#comments Campaña contra el cambio climático en Nueva York: la cuenta atrás http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8853 <div class="field field-name-body"><p><em>Más de 1200 personas participaron en la acción creativa de Central Park para pedir a los líderes mundiales que "despierten" ante el cambio climático. Alison Woodhead acudió a la cita para seguir el acontecimiento.</em></p> <p>El cambio climático es un tema muy deprimente, por lo que resulta alentador acudir a Central Park en un soleado domingo de septiembre y ver a millares de personas comunes manifestar pacífica y alegremente que todavía tenemos tiempo para solucionar el problema.</p> <p>Mañana se les unirán cientos de miles de todo el globo como parte de la "<strong><a href="http://tcktcktck.org/wakeup" rel="nofollow">Llamada de atención mundial</a></strong>" (Global Wake Up Call) para que los líderes políticos acudan a Copenhague en diciembre a la cumbre de la ONU y formalicen un acuerdo justo, ambicioso y vinculante.</p> <p>Los escépticos ya se han rendido con Copenhague. Rendirse significa no creer que el cambio climático sea tan importante o haber perdido toda esperanza. Pero debemos continuar con las protestas, insistir y exigir, contra todo pronóstico. La cuestión no es si debemos rendirnos con<a href="http://www.oxfam.org.uk/applications/blogs/pressoffice/?p=7030&amp;v=newsblog" rel="nofollow"><strong> Copenhague,</strong></a> sino si no debemos duplicar nuestros esfuerzos.</p> <p>Aquí en Central Park, más de 1000 personas han sacrificado su domingo para dibujar la forma del planeta derritiéndose en un reloj de arena. Parece increíble, pero lo mejor es que cada vez que se termina un ensayo, la gente grita y aplaude tan fuerte que se la puede oír desde el otro lado del parque. Es un momento maravilloso, lleno de optimismo y pasión.</p> <p>Ese es el espíritu que debemos llevar a Copenhague, y debemos intentarlo e infundirlo en nuestros líderes políticos en estos momentos para que consigan un acuerdo que, en pocas palabras, salve la vida en la Tierra.</p> <p>Únete a nuestra <a href="http://e-activist.com/ea-campaign/clientcampaign.do?ea.client.id=142&amp;ea.campaign.id=4246" rel="nofollow"><strong>campaña contra el cambio climático</strong></a>. Aún podemos salvar el planeta</p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Campaña contra el cambio climático en Nueva York: la cuenta atrás</h2></div><ul class="links inline"><li class="translation_fr first"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/fr/blog/09-09-22-campagne-new-york-changement-climatique-compte-rebours-humain" title="Campagne à New York sur le changement climatique : un compte à rebours humain" class="translation-link" xml:lang="fr">Français</a></li> <li class="translation_en last"><a href="http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-09-20-climate-change-campaigning-new-york-human-countdown" title="Climate change campaigning in New York: a Human Countdown" class="translation-link" xml:lang="en">English</a></li> </ul> Sun, 20 Sep 2009 16:48:58 +0000 Alison Woodhead 8853 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/node/8853#comments People matter http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-12-people-matter <div class="field field-name-body"><p>The usually sleepy climate negotiations were given a wake up alarm call today by a wailing siren outside the conference centre. It was an NGO stunt involving two trucks and two very loud air raid sirens, each enclosed in a locked cage. To turn the sirens off, the police had to cut their way through each metal cage to reach the machinery and arrest the protesters.</p> <p>The Chairperson of one of the Working Groups was not impressed, suggesting it was an unhelpful ploy. But because the talks are not making much progress, many would argue that an alarm bell loudly blaring is very appropriate to highlight the huge need to make positive progress. All the more urgent because here in Bonn there is just one final day of negotiations left!</p> <p>Meanwhile the <strong><a href="http://www.globalclimatecampaign.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Global Campaign for Climate Action</a></strong> (GCCA) reminded the men and women in suits what these negotiations are really about: not words on a page, but peoples’ lives. At the GCCA press conference this morning, community representatives from Togo, Mexico, Germany and Australia told their stories about how climate change already has a devastating effect on people in their countries.</p> <p>An interview with some of them can be found here: </p> <p>We will continue to work hard to ensure our messages are heard loud and clear.</p> <p>Co-authored by Simon Starling</p> <p> </p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>People matter</h2></div> Fri, 12 Jun 2009 08:28:41 +0000 Judith Orland 8797 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-12-people-matter#comments Commitment needed http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-10-commitment-needed <div class="field field-name-body"><p>On their way to the plenary delegates at the <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/unfccc/" rel="nofollow"><strong>UN climate talks</strong></a> here in Bonn, pass by a ragged bear holding up a sign: 'No coins, it's change I need.' It is a silent protest. If we would hold a minutes silence for each of the death caused by climate change, we would not be uttering a word for the next 180 days and even longer. </p> <p>Copenhagen starts in 180 days and we cannot afford to stay silent. Commitment is called for even though at the negotiations one gets the impression that this is not everyone's goal. Take for example the issue of <a href="http://www.climatenetwork.org/climate-change-basics/mechanisms-for-achieving-kyoto-targets#adapt" rel="nofollow"><strong>finance for adaptation</strong></a>, much talked about here at the conference with different proposals on the table. </p> <p>When it comes to money, however, consensus seems particularly hard to reach. In Europe, where there has been an EU Finance Ministers meeting this week, there is a lack of political will to get on and allocate sufficient money to assist developing countries to adapt to climate change. But surely <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/policy/eu-leadership-or-losership" rel="nofollow"><strong>the EU can and must do better</strong></a>. Postponing decisions and commitments simply will not do any longer. </p> <p>The human costs of inaction are too high.</p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Commitment needed</h2></div> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:25:10 +0000 Judith Orland 8796 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-10-commitment-needed#comments Keep the pressure up… http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-09-keep-pressure-up%C2%85 <div class="field field-name-body"><p>Today the Executive Secretary <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yvo_de_Boer" rel="nofollow"><strong>Yvo de Boer</strong></a> met with observer organisations to answers their questions. <a href="http://adoptanegotiator.org/category/united-kingdom/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Anna Collins</strong></a>, negotiator tracker from the UK, asked for Mr de Boer's advice on the message she and the other trackers should send to the thousands that are following the <a href="http://adoptanegotiator.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>Adopt a Negotiator</strong></a> project given that the clock is ticking and real progress needs to me made. </p> <p>Mr de Boer advised that people work hard to build political pressure in every country. Write to your governments and members of parliament. Let them know you care, he said, the process could do with some urgency. As a thank you for the encouragement, Mr de Boer was handed an <strong>Adopt a Negotiator T-Shirt</strong>. </p> <p>Talking about the role of the NGOs, Mr de Boer said that for governments there is almost no place to hide. Despite the fact that a lot still happens behind closed doors, this is encouraging. So let's take Mr de Boer's advice serious and keep the pressure up.</p> <p> Join our <a href="http://www.oxfam.org/en/campaigns/climatechange/petition" rel="nofollow"><strong>climate change petition</strong></a> now!</p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>Keep the pressure up…</h2></div> Tue, 09 Jun 2009 13:27:28 +0000 Judith Orland 8793 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-09-keep-pressure-up%C2%85#comments The world's biggest exclamation mark and I was part of it http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-06-exclamation-bonn <div class="field field-name-body"><p>It was an aerial photo made by more than 400 volunteers who braved heavy rain to send out their message to the world.</p> <p>The areal image was possible thanks to white boiler suits that were provided by the <a href="http://tcktcktck.org/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><strong>tck tck tck campaign</strong></a>. The passionate activists included members of NGOs from all over the world as well as local participants.  </p> <p>We all lay down in a park near the climate negotiations meeting, using our bodies to spell out the words "Yes You Can". </p> <p>After the photos were taken, the crowd rallied outside the conference centre with loud calls for urgent action that reached the ears of the negotiators..</p> <p><strong>Negotiators: Yes You Can (and MUST) act now to fight Climate Change.</strong></p></div><div class="field field-name-title"><h2>The world&#039;s biggest exclamation mark and I was part of it</h2></div> Sat, 06 Jun 2009 18:45:33 +0000 Anonymous 8795 at http://l.blogs.oxfam http://l.blogs.oxfam/en/blog/09-06-06-exclamation-bonn#comments