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The Summit of Conscience for the Climate is a joint initiative by Nicolas Hulot (special correspondent for the French President), the ARC (“Alliance of Religions and Conservation”), Bayard presse (media publisher for young readers, seniors and Christians), the R20 (network of local authorities and businesses founded by Arnold Schwarzenegger), and the ESEC (Economic, Social and Environmental Council).

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This Summit and the Why do I care Campaign could not have taken place without the support of committed partners.

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Why do I Care
Call to Conscience for the climate

From November 30th to December 11th 2015, the French Government will host the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

At this meeting, 195 States will have to reach a universal, legally binding agreement to limit the global warming to 2 degrees Celsius by 2100.

While science has been pushing us for more than 20 years to act, emphasizing the urgency to care for our Planet, while the human spirit designs - more and more quickly - technological solutions that open the way to new sustainable production methods, international negotiations on climate change, desertification and the protection of biodiversity move forward too slowly.

Thus was born the project of a "Summit of Conscience for the Climate". The aim is to organize in Paris, on July 21st 2015, which is well before COP 21, a meeting of major religious and moral figures - Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, personalities involved in humanitarian action.

This will encourage the emergence of a “Narrative of the Consciences”, that will complement the words from scientists, business leader, politicians, who all play their own role, providing their expertise.

More than an additional statement, the call to be announced on July 21 will aim to convince each of us to look into himself.

Regardless of gender, age, language, culture, beliefs, the goal will be to encourage each individual to pause and think for a while, to briefly reflect about his relationship with and commitment for the Planet through a simple question: "Why do I care".

Join us, take part in the Call to Conscience by answering this question too: why do you care ?

Why do I care?