Join in urging G20 Leaders to stand up to Trump on climate change

If you believe in Climate Change, join the petition calling on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to isolate Trump at the G20 pushing the 19 remaining countries to sign a pledge to switch to 100% clean energy!

A Call-Out from the global, online citizens’ campaign network, Avaaz

Posted July 5th, 2017 on Niagara At Large

Dear friends,

The international environmental group Greenpeace projected this image on the U.S. embassy headquarters in Berlin, Germany this spring after Trump announced his intentions to back away from the Paris climate agreement.

Trump’s going to try to hijack a meeting of the world’s 20 most powerful nations and turn it into an attack on our planet and the Paris climate deal.

Unless Germany’s Angela Merkel stops him. She’s one of the great climate leaders of our generation and could push hard to isolate Trump with a plan for 100% clean energy from the remaining 19 countries.

But she’ll need to know she has massive support from everywhere to take this unprecedented step. Sign and share the open letter to Merkel — we have just days to hit 1 million and Avaaz will print it in major German media ahead of the summit!

To read and sign your name to the petition, click onAdd My Name

Citizens in Buffalo, New York march this past April for action on climate change. Photo by Doug Draper

The global Avaaz movement poured its heart and soul into securing the landmark Paris Agreement. Now we must rise together to defend it, and with it, our people’s future. Join the campaign and forward this email to everyone you know. With hope and determination, Christoph, Bert, Patricia, Camille, René & the whole Avaaz team

Here is the text of the petition to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, if you did not or could not open the link above –

Dear Mrs. Merkel,

We reject Trump’s attempts to divide the world on climate change. And we call on you to lead us to a safe, sustainable future, with or without the USA. As you welcome the G20 to Germany, we ask you to stand up to Trump by leading the 19 remaining countries to commit to a 100% clean energy future.

As the ‘Climate Chancellor’, your leadership has given us hope that climate catastrophe can be avoided. That hope is precious. Billions across our beautiful planet are now counting on you to protect it.”

Another link to the petitionhttps://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/lettertomerkel/?bRUUpdb&v=95028&cl=12849733737&_checksum=2457f2e582f98c1a56eeeb72ce3c819b9840b888a950b8b94d452c09093ecb49 .

About Avaaz – Avaaz is a 44-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages.

Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here, or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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“A politician thinks of the next election. A leader thinks of the next generation.” – Bernie Sanders

 

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