2018 is a make-or-break year for the planet. This year, global governments will gather to hammer out exactly how the Paris agreement of the U.N. climate treaty will be implemented.
These rules have lifesaving potential to unlock a sustainable future for us all. Or, they can give Big Polluters free rein to keep polluting and interfering in climate policy. That means rapidly rising global temperatures, more hurricanes, more wildfires, more floods, wide-scale displacement and destruction of communities, and so many more unnecessary deaths.
The time to change course on climate is now, and we can’t do it without you! Will you donate now to help secure climate solutions that will save millions of lives?
In the past year, we’ve seen local and national governments show inspiring leadership to address climate change. But it’s not enough. This is a global crisis, and we need a global, coordinated response. The Paris agreement can — and must be — the powerful global tool we use to advance climate justice.
Make no mistake: Big Polluters are already lining up to write the rules for their benefit. The stagnant history of the U.N. climate treaty demonstrates how corporations like Exxon Mobil and Shell use vast sums of money and power to derail climate progress — no matter the cost to people’s lives.
But this is the year we flip the climate script. We big have plans to be at the three critical rounds of international climate policy talks. We’ve been laying great groundwork to make sure the Paris agreement advances real solutions, not corporate-backed dangerous distractions. In fact, our team is getting ready to head to Germany in just a couple of weeks for the first round of this year’s talks.
Our work on global climate policy, made possible by members like you, has achieved remarkable results. Government delegates are calling out the corporate capture of climate policy in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago. People around the world are taking to the streets, talking to public officials, and organizing to hold Big Polluters accountable. The result? Big Polluters are on the defensive like never before.
We are shifting power in a major way, thanks to people like you. But we can’t let up for even a moment.
We are going up against the most powerful industry in the world that has undermined climate policy for decades. The stakes have never been higher. It’s going to take people like you standing up all over the world to overcome Big Polluters’ stranglehold on climate policy.