We’re in a climate crisis. Act like it.
It is time to create a new and just global society that redesigns the way we interact with the environment and each other.
We say to all those with responsibility for this crisis – from the fossil fuel majors to the forest destroyers, and all those that bankroll them; to the politicians who have failed to take strong enough action – we hold you to account.
Millions of people have already taken to the streets to protest for policies to phase out toxic industries and center climate justice. This is the moment to take more consistent action together. We hope to see you at one of the hundreds of climate strike actions around the world coming up. This is a climate emergency – let’s act like it!
The fossil fuel industry is the biggest driver of climate breakdown. Just 90 entities were responsible for 65% of industrial carbon emissions between 1751 and 2013. Alarmingly annual fossil fuel emissions are still rising. We need to phase out fossil fuel infrastructure faster and ensure a fair transition for those whose lives, livelihoods and jobs are on the line.
Deforestation is the second leading cause of global warming and produces about 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Big agrobusiness like the meat and soy industry as well as disastrous wildfires, like those in the Amazon, are causing tremendous loss. Losing forest means losing home, biodiversity, and resilience.
Carbon dioxide emissions are not just impacting our atmosphere. More than 40% of CO₂ emitted by people is absorbed by our oceans. When carbon dioxide dissolves in seawater, the water becomes more acidic. Acid oceans are fueling faster climate change. With so much biodiversity at stake we must act now.
Climate movements are rising to redirect politics from those which serve private profit and toxic industry, to policies for people and planet. This means respecting young people’s right to a future as well as holding to account those who systematically harm ecosystems, places and people. We need grassroots & indigenous led solutions for climate justice.
This petition unites the voices of Greenpeace campaigns working on the climate crisis – from petitions to call for a climate emergency to the movement to protect the rainforests, to the people rising up against the fossil fuel industry, to protecting our oceans. This petition represents the sum of our collective strength.