I am writing to ask you and your organizations to sign on to the People’s Demands for Climate Justice, an urgent call to action for climate justice in the lead up to COP24, the next meeting of the global climate treaty.
Over the past few months, people’s movements around the world have shaped these Demands. This is a critical tool to hold governments’ feet to the fire and ensure the outcomes of COP24 actually lead to meaningful, just climate solutions. We need hundreds of organizations around the world to join this call to ensure our collective voices are heard before COP24 in Poland, which is happening in just a couple of weeks.
Can your organization join by signing on to the People’s Demands?
· You can read the full demands here and sign on as an individual and organization (fields for endorsing organizations are at the bottom), and please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
· Please email your own membership or networks and urge them to sign the People's Demands as well by using this link: People's Demands for Climate Justice.
· And please help spread the word on social media: Twitter or Facebook and Linkedin. Sample posts are below.
A Thousand thank yous, in solidarity,
More information on The People's Demands:
Collectively shaped by people’s movements around the world, the People’s Demands lays out a vision for a truly just international climate policy. We must ensure the demands of people, not the fossil fuel industry and other Big Polluters, is what is centered in the lead up to and during COP24 in Poland.
These demands are an international statement rooted in southern movements and with input from numerous climate justice organizations and people’s movements around the world,. The convening organizations include:
Action Aid International
Asian People’s Movement on Debt and Development
Center for Biological Diversity
Climate Justice Alliance
Corporate Europe Observatory
Focus on the Global South
Friends of the Earth International
Global Forest Coalition
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
Indigenous Environmental Network
Movimiento Ciudadano frente al Cambio Climatico
Plataforma Boliviana frente al Cambio Climatico
Sample social language:
In just a few weeks, countries will decide on the Paris Agreement's rulebook at #COP24. The #PeoplesDemands call for what we all need: real, just climate solutions. Add your name to the demands here: https://www.peoplesdemands.org #ClimateChange
Please sign the #PeoplesDemands for Climate Justice. #ClimateChange is an urgent crisis and this December at #COP24, governments will decide how to implement the Paris Agreement. Demand real, just climate solutions from 2018's UNFCCC talks. https://www.peoplesdemands.org
Shayda Edwards Naficy • Senior Program Director
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