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What is Climate Action Week?

Climate Action Week (September 20-27) aims to inspire people around the world to demand that world leaders take action to avoid the devastating and irreversible impacts of climate change.

Climate Change connects to literally everything CARE does. CARE is also recognized around the world as a leader in climate justice advocacy and in the programs we implement, including by the 16-year-old leader of the youth climate movement, Greta Thunberg! In recognition of this, CARE is supporting a coordinated day of action by the whole CARE confederation during Climate Action Week. Participation in meaningful actions during this week is an opportunity to demonstrate CARE’s commitment to gender-just climate action.

Here in Canada, with a federal election coming up in October, Climate Action Week also presents a unique opportunity to amplify our messages for political leaders and candidates.

In Canada, marches will be held in cities across the country on September 27, to coincide with Greta Thunberg’s visit to Montreal and to end Climate Action Week.

With marches of solidarity taking place in cities and towns around the world, the climate actions this September are likely to be the largest global climate mobilization in history. More than that, if they continue along the journey of past strikes, we can expect them to spark large numbers of new people to take action.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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Download stats and graphics to share the campaign on social media! Follow along with #ClimateActionWeek & #CARE4Climate

Download the letter template

Read the #CARE4Climate policy brief, find tips on how to reduce your environmental footprint, how to write an email to your political candidates, write a letter to the editor, a blog, etc.

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Take part in a march or event for climate action near you!