People & Planet Grassroots Blog

Anna from Glasgow Uni reporting from Paris COP 2015

We are breaking the ban on protest to challenge false solutions.

COP21 is supposed to negotiate a new climate agreement. My hopes were high for an ambitious deal. That was before the conference started. So far we have seen targets set that will take us well above the 1.5 degrees C ‘safety zone’ and closer to a 3 degrees C world where front-line communities are readily sacrificed. At the same time attempts are being made to silenced front-line and indigenous voices.

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Celebrating the achievements of our five year Treat AIDS Now campaign

  • Persuaded the UK government to lead an international commitment to provide treatment for all by 2010 — millions more now receive treatment

  • Supported countries’ rights to access affordable treatment for their people — last year we helped 8,000 more people in Thailand get treatment, and in July 2008 the first steps were taken toward setting up a new international mechanism to bring down the cost of essential medicines.

  • Increased the international funding for HIV/AIDS

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People & Planet won Best Campaign at the British Environment and Media Awards

The Best Campaign Award

The award was given for the newly launched People & Planet University League (then called "Green League") - the first ever league table comparing the environmental performance of UK universities. The People & Planet University League attracted attention within the sector and without, with more than 50 websites and news stories worldwide covering the story. It has driven incredible changes in the sector ever since.

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