September 2019 -- Elul 5779-Tishri 5780,  Volume 25, Issue 9

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Action on Climate Change Before the UN Climate Summit

On Friday, September 20, three days before the UN Climate Summit takes place in New York City, all ages will strike across the US and the World,  to demand action be taken by the world’s governments to address climate change. The idea for the strike is to exert pressure on the Climate Summit.

 

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling on all leaders to come to New York on September 23 with realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45% over the next decade and to net zero emissions by 2050.

 

The Summit will bring together governments, the private sector, civil society, and international organizations to develop ambitious solutions in various areas: a global transition to renewable energy; sustainable and resilient infrastructures and cities; sustainable agriculture and management of forests and oceans; resilience and adaptation to climate impacts; and alignment of public and private finance with a net zero economy.

 

Guterres is hoping to mobilize people world- wide to take action on climate change and ensure that young people are integrated and represented across all aspects of the Summit.

 

Hazon, Jewish Climate Action Network NYC, The Jewish Theological Seminary of America and the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan have formed The New York Jewish Coalition for Action on Climate Change. They will be gathering at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. (76th and Amsterdam), NYC, from 9:30-11 AM, on the morning on the Global Climate Strike, September 20, for a pre-rally meeting  and then going at  noon to the strike being held in  Foley Square.

 

Community leaders will speak asking for transformative action and insisting that leaders reduce carbon emissions when the UN Climate Summit takes place.

 

For more information on the strike: https://strikewithus.org/nyc/  For questions about the pre-rally gathering, contact Tess Sommer at tsommer@jccmanhattan.org.