Climate Change Task Force

Institution: Green Cross International

Climate Change Task Force
(2009; Green Cross International, Geneva; 20 staff;

Is composed of an independent, non-governmental committee composed of a “synergy of climate experts, world leaders, Nobel peace laureates, and shapers of opinion – helping create the political will to address climate change.” It seeks to build the critical mass and political will for deep-rooted societal change capable of containing and then reversing the effects of climate change. CCTF strives to consolidate the efforts of its partner organizations, Green Cross International, Club of Madrid, and Club of Rome, in order to bring about immediate climate change action.


  • Maximising opportunities offered by the climate negotiations.
  • Re-calibrating the international response to climate change and outlining a framework for Copenhagen follow-up.
  • Promoting active engagement of civil society and the wider public in the search for adequate solutions to the challenges of climate change.

Leadership: Mikhail Gorbachev (GCI founder)

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