Fossil Free Stellenbosch University
Climate change is a global crisis. Its implications will impact every global citizen, with the most disastrous consequences being felt by the impoverished. As stakeholders of Stellenbosch University, we as students must require the university's administration to invest in our future, and the future of our children, by divesting the university's endowment funds from fossil fuels and reinvesting them into sustainable funds. As members of the Stellenbosch community, we must ensure that the town's university - which has a substantial impact on Stellenbosch's development - administrates its funds sustainably, to ensure its long-term financial health. And as citizens of South Africa - a region threatened by extensive drought due to global warming - we must hold one of the wealthiest public universities in the country to account for funding climate change.
Bounce Back to Green - with a Green New Deal for the UK
We, the undersigned, know that bouncing back to black fossil fuels is not an option. Tragically, the fossil fuel economy kills more people in the UK, every year, than Covid-19 (as at 12/05/20). We know this because, each year in the UK, 40,000 people die prematurely, due to outdoor air pollution (Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2016). We also know that this cannot be allowed to continue. A transformative Green New Deal is the answer. An ambitious plan that will secure a safe climate and fairer society by totally transforming our economy (Green New Deal UK, 2019). PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE THIS PETITION We have learnt a lot from Covid-19 that will help us. 1) The Government has learnt how to listen to the science and act as if it matters. The Green New Deal must deliver on science based targets to put the UK on a net zero greenhouse gas emissions trajectory, that is in line with limiting global heating to 1.5 degrees. 2) We have also learnt the true value of all our key workers and how to care for those in need. The Green New Deal must deliver social and economic justice by providing secure, well paid, green jobs for all and training for those affected by the transition. It must also care compassionately for those who need extra help. 3) Those of us with access to nature have learnt to appreciate clean air, clear skies and the sound of bird song. The Green New Deal must deliver environmental justice by giving everyone the opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the benefits. It is time for a green recovery where the health and wellbeing of all people and the planet are put at the centre of a sustainable growth strategy, powered by a Green New Deal. SIGN AND SHARE NOW Together, let's make sure that the next phase of our recovery is green. GREEN GROWTH > CUT POLLUTION > SAVE LIVES PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE.
Stop the expansion of Arlanda airport!
Flygandet måste minska: Klimathotet är akut. Flyget är idag beroende av fossila bränslen och de tekniska lösningarna för att göra flyget fossilfritt ligger i bästa fall långt fram i tiden. Vi har inte tid att vänta; därför måste flygandet minska drastiskt. ********************************************************************************** ENGLISH Aviation must be reduced: The climate threat is acute. Today, the aviation is dependent on fossil fuels, and the technical solutions to make the airplane fossil-free are at best case far ahead in time. We do not have time to wait; therefore, flying must be drastically reduced.
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