Today, youth-led organizations from around the globe led a social media action that reached more than 2 million people. People from all over the world took to Twitter with a single, unified message: The eyes of the world are on the U.N. climate talks in Germany—and specifically, on the Global North governments that shill on behalf of Big Polluters to block just climate policy.
TODAY: The world is watching the EU, US, Australia, Norway & New Zealand and demanding they choose people, not polluters at #SB50Bonn. We see you 👀! Join us by sharing why you want #PollutersOut of climate policy pic.twitter.com/IdyjmMPL2S
— Corporate Accountability (@StopCorpAbuse) June 14, 2019
These actions are critical to show these governments they can’t block climate justice behind closed doors. As the talks begin on Monday, the call to kick Big Polluters out will be front and center, and these governments will have to choose: people or polluters?
A huge shoutout to our allies at powerhouse youth-led and climate justice organizations like SustainUS (whose co-coordinator Aneesa Khan designed the beautiful graphic for the day), UK Youth Climate Coalition, ENGAJAMUNDO, and many more whose leadership helped make this action a huge success!
Just as importantly: It’s not too late to join in. Will you take action to demand governments kick Big Polluters out? Our toolkit has everything you need.
Scroll on for more posts from around the world….
Indigenous peoples’ human rights are time & again violated by the same gov’ts and extractive industries that are abusing power at the @UNFCCC. It’s time to get CEOs and #PollutersOut and people in #SB50Bonn
— Demand Climate Justice (@gcdcj) June 14, 2019
The fossil fuel industry is responsible for the climate crisis, so should not be able to interfere in solutions to it. EU, US, Norway, Aus & other developed govts sit in the pockets of Big Polluters while they obstruct #ClimateJustice. It’s time to kick #PollutersOut at #SB50Bonn pic.twitter.com/wDgOh8qqds
— 350 dot org (@350) June 14, 2019
In December me and my friends fought like hell to get #PollutersOut of the UNFCCC and quit polluting our politics!
🔥 It’s time for real and just solutions to the climate crisis, not polluter-backed propaganda. #SB50Bonn 🔥 pic.twitter.com/EGthSEu80K
— Eilidh Robb (@eilidhrobb03) June 14, 2019
Time to keep #PollutersOut! Fossil fuel corporations have undermined climate policy for too long! Next week during #SB50Bonn intersessional meeting of the UN climate treaty, we call governments to agree on creating a #conflictofinterest policy that protects climate policymaking💪 pic.twitter.com/E4VQo71x3M
— Greens in the EP (@GreensEP) June 14, 2019
Global North gov’ts need to keep fossil fuels in the ground, not invite the industry’s puppets to the table. Australia, US, EU, Norway, New Zealand: Choose people, not polluters at the UN climate talks. #SB50Bonn kick #PollutersOut pic.twitter.com/btVUbOG4up
— Labram Musah (@LabramM) June 14, 2019
.@EP_President, you don’t get to pose with @GretaThunberg and the European youth strikers one day, then turn a blind eye as the EU negotiates our climate alongisde the fossil fuel industry another… back people not polluters at #SB50Bonn #PollutersOut pic.twitter.com/s4Co5Gb3e9
— Pascoe Sabido (@pascoesabido) June 14, 2019
Raise your hand (or paw, or whatever you got) if you think it’s far past time to get #PolluersOut of the UN climate talks. #SB50Bonn#ClimateCatChat pic.twitter.com/IkJvbKLgoa
— Beverly Harp (@beverly_harp) June 14, 2019
If our feline friends can challenge Big Polluters and the Global North governments doing their bidding… you can, too!
This blog post is part of “Polluters out, people in!“–our series of dispatches from the global climate talks in Germany. Read more here.