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Sustainable Energy Europe joins forces with the United Nations and Club of Madrid for an increased active role of civil society in the debate on Climate Change.

26.11.2009
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Sustainable Energy Europe joins forces with the United Nations and Club of Madrid for an increased active role of civil society in the debate on Climate Change.

Two UN Campaigns on climate change, Seal the Deal and CoolPlanet2009, together with Road to Copenhagen, lead by Club of Madrid, have just become Official Partners of Sustainable Energy Europe.

Margot Wallström, Vice President of the European Commission and co-chair of the Road to Copenhagen initiative said, "I welcome this partnership as a convergence of objectives to engage civil society in the debate on Climate Change. It is essential that we work altogether before and after the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in order to get a comprehensive, ambitious, fair, science-based and legally binding global climate agreement."

Afsané Bassir-Pour, Director of the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) said, "By joining forces, the Seal the Deal, CoolPlanet2009, Road to Copenhagen and Sustainable Energy Europe campaigns demonstrate the power of public-private partnerships and set an example for future action".

Seal the Deal is a United Nations global campaign that encourages citizens to sign an online petition to urge our leaders to agree on a fair, balanced and effective agreement in Copenhagen.

CoolPlanet2009 is the European arm of Seal the Deal. Managed by the United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe, CoolPlanet2009 aims at raising awareness on climate change and giving people an opportunity to share their ideas, innovations and projects on the campaign website.

The Road to Copenhagen is an interactive platform which gives a voice to businesses, parliamentarians, NGO's and individual citizens in order to actively contribute to the UN negotiation process for a post-2012 climate change agreement. Road to Copenhagen is a joint initiative of the Club of Madrid, GLOBE Europe and Respect Table.

The four initiatives are cross linked to generate traffic on each other websites and offer people an opportunity to get informed, engage and act for Copenhagen 2009. The goal? Ensure that civil society is heard in Copenhagen and that a genuine change in policy goes from rhetoric to reality. Stamp your footprint!

For more information:

Nicolas Rougy, Director Brussels Office, Club of Madrid, Tel: +32 479 852 736, email: nrougy@clubmadrid.org

Arni Snaevarr, UNRIC, Tel: +32 2 788 8484, email: snaevarr@unric.org

Kostas Mastakas, Media Relations Manager, Sustainable Energy Europe, Tel: +32 2 333 5955, email: kma@mostra.com

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