petition to stop fossil fuel subsidies please sign

Dear friends,

This is huge.

Two weeks ago we joined a diverse coalition to launch an all-out offensive to end fossil fuel subsidies, and we weren't quite sure how it would turn out. Well, we've currently got 958,422 signatures on our combined global petition — almost a million people strong!

Will you help us get to a million by the end of the week?  Sign on here: www.350.org/rio

Once we get a million signatures, we'll move on to phase two: a surround-sound campaign to put the pressure on world leaders at the G20 Summit in Mexico and at the "Rio+20 Earth Summit" coming up in Brazil. 

We'll be honest: we won't win the campaign to end fossil fuel subsidies with a petition alone — and we won't be able to wrap this up by the end of the Rio Earth Summit. But being a million strong is a powerful starting point, and our massive numbers will send an unignorable message to world leaders. 

The truth is that ending these subsidies will take an ongoing and escalating campaign — which is why we're digging deep on multiple fronts. As I type this, 350.org staff and volunteers are putting together a cutting-edge social media plan, planning a series of hard-hitting actions in countries around the world, and working on game-changing research that will expose just how massive the issue of subsidies is. 

Our work on subsidies will continue in the weeks and months ahead — but with the global summits in Mexico and Rio happening in just a few weeks, we have a unique moment to shine a light on a topic that all too often gets hidden and ignored. And we can't ignore it any longer — the issue of subsidies is just too important. New research shows that getting rid of fossil fuel subsidies would lead to massive reductions in the emissions that are super-heating our planet — and could help level the economic playing field and trigger a clean energy revolution around the world. 

One more thing: we’re saving June 18 for something special. It'll be the day when we’ll deliver our collective petition to world leaders, but also a day where we’ll try something a bit different — and a day to take our message to the halls of power in a brand new way. 

We'll keep you posted on the next steps, but for now please help us reach the 1 million mark before the week is up: <a href="http://www.350.org/rio.www.350.org/rio.</strong>

Onwards,

Will Bates for the 350.org Team


Articles and Info

Phasing out fossil fuel subsidies 'could provide half of global carbon target' |The Guardian go.350.org/M2kWyg


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I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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