World leaders gathered in New York City today for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. Over 100 heads of state attended the meetings, which opened with a plenary session with the world’s top scientists, including 350 messenger Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, and the world’s most famous politicians, including President Barack Obama and President Hu Jintao. But the question remains: who’s really a climate leader? Solving the climate crisis will take more than words and rhetoric, it will take specific commitments and bold leadership. It will take a number: 350.

May Boeve, US Director of, laid out some of the things we’re looking for in a video address that is being broadcasted on the UN website during the meetings: 

We’ll keep you updated as the meetings in New York continue and let you know what they mean for the 350 target and our growing movement. But one thing is clear already, we’re going to need much more action to get the kind of agreement (and the kind of leadership) we need. With the world’s politicians working on climate change today, it’s a good moment to spend some of our time working on the movement it will take to solve the crisis: keep those October 24 actions coming! 




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