Both Greenpeace UK and WWF UK has full-heartedly entered the global climate emergency campaign.
UK Government: Declare a Climate Emergency Now – then Act Like it
Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and more frequent extreme weather events are putting tens of millions of lives around the world at risk.
Here in the UK, the government is totally failing to do what’s needed in the face of the crisis. We need them to put the emergency brake on now and start turning the ship around – the climate won’t grant us any extensions.
Call on the UK government to declare a Climate Emergency now and then act like it.
A new Greenpeace petition in support of a climate emergency declaration in Australia is already up to 15000 signatures. Can we help this get to 30000 by tomorrow night?
"It’s time for Australian politicians to start telling it… https://t.co/0WVAr5Kc3Z
— Australian Parents for Climate Action (@ap4ca) May 2, 2019
Greenpeace UK wrote in a newsletter on 19 April 2019:
“David Attenborough just gave a powerful call to arms to start treating climate change like an emergency (did you catch his show on the BBC?).
Tens of thousands of school strikers and people from all walks of life have been in the streets these past months demanding a solution to the climate emergency. They’ve been calling on the government to take action – and some government ministers have already been forced to respond.
Today, let’s add our voices to theirs to help build the momentum and increase the pressure on the government – because we’re running out of time to avoid climate disaster.
If you live in the UK, sign this petition calling on the UK government to declare a Climate Emergency and then act like it:
Our climate is breaking down. Rising seas and more frequent extreme weather events are putting tens of millions of lives around the world at direct risk. And younger generations are being robbed of their ability to live on a healthy planet.
Business as usual is what’s got us here. So we need our government to put the emergency brake on by declaring a Climate Emergency – and to then act like it. Here’s what that would look like for starters:
(1) Ban all new oil and gas production in the UK, including fracking
(2) Triple renewable energy by 2030
(3) Plant 700 million trees
(4) Introduce a Frequent Flyer Tax
(5) End the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2030
(6) Roll out free bus travel for young people and those on lower incomes
(7) End carbon emissions from heavy industry like steel and cement
(8) Create millions of jobs in a new green economy
(9) Retrofit our homes to go zero carbon
(10) Radically change the farming and food system to encourage a less meat-based diet
These would be very big changes but they’re doable and absolutely necessary if we’re going to stay below 1.5 degrees warming as scientists advise. But the only way the government will do any of this is if public opinion forces them to.
Call on the government to declare a Climate Emergency and then act like it.” (…)
“The UK is just one country – we can’t tackle the climate crisis alone. But if our government declares a Climate Emergency and then really treats it like one it would have a massive impact.
Many of the biggest polluting companies have bases here in the UK – from oil and cars to the banks that finance them. And despite everything that’s going on at home right now, our government still has a lot of influence on the global stage. If the UK declares a Climate Emergency it could trigger governments and corporations around the world to do the same. Please add your name to the petition.
Thanks for your support on this.
Climate team, Greenpeace UK
P.S. A few weeks ago, the House of Commons held its first debate on climate change in two years – but only a handful of MPs bothered to turn up. Our political leaders need to step up now and start treating this like the emergency it is – the climate won’t grant us any extensions. Call on the UK government to declare a Climate Emergency now and to then act like it.”
WWF UK on board with climate emergency
In a petition, WWF is asking for people to “Demand action on the climate emergency,” and in the text, the organisation writes:
“Climate change is wreaking havoc on our wildlife and habitats, while putting more and more people’s lives and homes at risk.”
→ Sign the petition on www.wwf.org.uk/fight-climate-change (UK residents)
Greenpeace Australia Pacific petition: “eclare a climate emergency”
Greenpeace Australia Pacific has launched a petition which calls on Scott Morrison and Bill Shorten to declare a climate emergency now. ”
“It’s time for Australian politicians to start telling it like it is and take the urgent action required. A climate emergency has just been declared by the UK Parliament and momentum is continuing to build across the world.”
→ Sign the petition on act.greenpeace.org.au/climateemergency (Australian residents)
350 Australia on board with climate emergency
In a petition, 350 is asking for people to “pledge to use my vote to make climate change the #1 issue of the federal election,” and in the text, the organisation writes:
“The urgency for acting on the climate emergency could not be any clearer. (…) This is a climate emergency. I pledge to Vote #1.5 to keep global warming under 1.5 degrees.”
The ask that follows is that every single candidate across the country needs to show they will push for real climate action in Parliament by announcing a commitment to: Stop Adani. Stop all new fossil fuel projects. Transition Australia to 100% renewable energy by 2030.