A coalition for all
Stop Climate Chaos is a coalition of civil society organisations campaigning to ensure Ireland plays its part in preventing runaway climate change. Current members include development, environmental, youth and faith based organisations.
If your organisation is interested in joining Stop Climate Chaos, please get in touch. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Afri joined the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition because we see this as one of the major issues facing humanity today. As confirmed in the recent IPCC Report, the poor of the world will be most seriously affected by Climate Change, and therefore any organisation that claims to be concerned about justice or development cannot afford to ignore it.
An Taisce works to secure the integration of greenhouse gas reduction and abatement into all new infrastructure and other development. We have worked to highlight the failure of local authorities and An Bord Pleanala to address climate change, and will continue to lobby for energy and transportation efficient development, in particular the curtailment of unsustainable car-based urban sprawl in Ireland.
Birdwatch is the largest independent conservation organisation in Ireland. Our aim is the conservation of wild birds and their natural habitats.
CAIP, Irish for CAP, stands for Climate Action Ireland Platform. We are working to mobilise public opinion in favour of Ireland enthusiastically supporting in negotiations the necessary caps on worldwide greenhouse gas emissions. It isn't too late for Ireland to put its own house in order and lead by example.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing our planet. Poor countries are in the firing line - they are hit first and worst by its effects. Christian Aid is campaigning for the Irish Government to take urgent and immediate action to reduce our carbon emissions and to assist poor countries to adapt to climate change.
Comhlámh is a membership organization open to anyone interested in social justice, human rights and global development issues. We see climate change as posing a significant threat to sustainable development, and the Stop Climate Change Coalition as the most effective platform to raise awareness of the issue.
Concern is witnessing first hand the impacts of climate change on the communities we work with. Already we see how the consequences are being borne disproportionately by the poorest people in the world. We are joining the coalition to bring their voices to the fore, to call for political leadership in Ireland and to support the poorest countries to adapt.
Council on Social Responsibility of the Methodist Church
The twin challenges of climate change and oil depletion are two of the most crucial issue facing humanity and must be addressed to create a healthier, happier and more sustainable society.
Eco Congregation Ireland
Eco Congregation Ireland encourages churches and their members to adopt an eco approach to worship, lifestyle, community outreach and contact with the developing world, which reflects our conviction that respect and care for the environment are Christian imperatives. It is committed to facilitating churches to understand the likely consequences of climate change and the necessary actions to counteract them. ECI is an inter-denominational project of the Irish Inter-Church Meeting, involving the Roman Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian and Methodist churches and the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Ireland.
ECO-UNESCO is Ireland's environmental education and youth organisation. We believe climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. We work with young people who are concerned and frightened about the prospect of climate change but who feel disempowered because the issue seems so big. By working in this coalition we can make a bigger difference.
Feasta aims to identify the characteristics (economic, cultural and environmental) of a truly sustainable society, articulate how the necessary transition can be effected and promote the implementation of the measures required for this purpose.
Friends of the Earth
Friends of the Earth campaigns for environmental justice and sustainability. Since its launch in Ireland in 2005 we have made climate change our top priority. We joined Stop Climate Chaos because only a strong civil society coalition can make sure Ireland does its fair share to prevent runaway climate change.
Gorta implements strategic partnerships with some of the world's poorest communities focusing on food and water security, healthcare, education and livelihoods. We need radical action now to ensure that development successes in Sub Saharan Africa and the rest of the developing world will not be rendered useless in the face of the devastating consequences of Climate Change.
Just Forests was founded in 1989 in response to global deforestation working on global poverty-related tropical forestry/timber issues from a local development perspective. Just Forests uses society's dependence on wood and the ongoing decline in global forests as a tool to establish links between terrestrial biodiversity, 'development' conflict, climate change and poverty.
Kimmage DSC is supporting Stop Climate Chaos because we believe that climate change is a Majority World development issue. Without urgent action, climate change is an increasing threat to world's poorest and most vulnerable communities and undermines Irish and international efforts to work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.
Latin America Solidarity Centre
LASC is an initiative for cultural promotion, development education and campaigning solidarity, linking Ireland and Latin America.
Mountmellick Environmental Group
MEG is a community environmental group that seeks to promote good environmental and sustainable living practices throughout Mountmellick, County Laois. It is currently implementing a Waste Management Plan which was drawn up in conjunction with the Race Against Waste team. MEG joined the Stop Climate Chaos coalition as it believes that collaboration with like-minded groups has greater potential in effecting change.
National Youth Council of Ireland
NYCI has joined the Stop Climate Chaos coalition because young people are greatly concerned by the issue. Climate change will have an enormous impact on the lives of young people in Ireland and around the world and young people engaged in youth work want to see effective action taken to combat it.
Oxfam Ireland joined Stop Climate Chaos because we believe that climate change is a grave and fast increasing threat to the lives and livelihoods of the poorest people of the world, the very people whom Oxfam seeks to assist. Urgent action is needed to tackle this threat. Only by acting together we achieve the change necessary to prevent climate chaos.
Presentation Ireland was established by the Presentation Sisters to develop their work in learning innovation, social inclusion, human rights and ecology. We believe that climate change is a major global justice issue affecting the lives of the poorest of the poor and the coalition is a mechanism for connecting with political leaders in addressing this issue.
Progressio Ireland is an international development organization working toward sustainable development and the eradication of poverty. We place skilled professionals with local partner organizations in 11 countries around the world. We also advocate to change policies and practices in Ireland and Europe.
Sustain West Cork
Sustain West Cork are working to raise awareness of the challenges & opportunities facing us due to Climate Change & Oil Depletion. We believe that the time to act on climate change is now! It should not be left to the next generation, it will be too late, many lives will be lost and hundreds of animal species will pass into extinction. Sustain West Cork are delighted to become part of the Stop Climate Chaos Coalition.
In our work, the impact of global warming is already being felt. It is hitting the poorest, most vulnerable communities first and further undermining their ability to build sustainable livelihoods. Climate change is perhaps the biggest global justice issue of our time and one that requires political leadership.
Vita is an Irish international development agency with field offices in the Horn of Africa. Founded in 1989, and originally called Refugee Trust International (RTI), Vita's vision is to forge long-term international partnerships which bring an end to extreme poverty, reduce vulnerability and increase the sustainability of people's livelihoods by Building Sustainable Livelihoods.
Voice of Irish Concern for the Environment (VOICE) has joined the Stop Climate Chaos coalition as campaigning in this area is a vital part of the organisation's work. In the past, VOICE has worked extensively on the Stop Esso campaign, which targeted the multinational due to its bad environmental record.