There is evidence the dawning New Year may carry “green” expectations of environmental action on climate change, according to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Old and new environmental benefactors are making enthusiastic pledges on the policy front. Voluntary action, on the other hand, continues to be a major driver on the ground. In December 2009, all eyes will be on Copenhagen in anticipation of a possible substantial climate deal at the UN climate conference. But as early as January 2009, the same eyes, and thoughts, will be on Washington when the new U.S. President and his administration take office, including a new widely hailed dream green team’. Together we must pledge to: Mobilize political will, make polluters pay, adopt green economy mechanisms, support alternative energy technologies, be carbon neutral, and UNite to combat climate change.
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