From the Executive Director
This year has challenged us as a society. At Greenpeace, we have seen our campaigners and supporters work harder than ever before to take on the most urgent fights during this pandemic, all while making sure we don’t lose ground for the big campaigns ahead.
Although the pandemic required the UN meeting to be postponed, we aren’t letting up in our advocacy to pass a Global Ocean Treaty. It will be the largest conservation agreement in history to create a network of ocean sanctuaries that will give penguins, whales, and other threatened marine life the protected space to recover and adapt to a rapidly changing world.
We’re also working hard to strengthen our democracy in the upcoming election. Greenpeace is campaigning to expand vote-by-mail while fighting back exploitative voter suppression. The cornerstone of our democracy is at risk if COVID-19 keeps people from the polls and the time to act is now.
Greenpeace is coalition building and campaigning to hold corporations accountable and tackle the plastic pollution crisis and we blew the whistle on the plastics industry’s attempt to cash in on the public health crisis. We must transition to a circular reuse and refill economy that puts people and the planet first.
And as a top priority, we’re fighting for an economic recovery that supports people and lays the foundation for a future beyond fossil fuels—otherwise, we’ll end up right back where we were before this crisis. We need a Green New Deal to help fund a just transition that doesn’t leave anybody behind.
The pandemic shifted how we campaign, but it didn’t change how we amplify people power to win big for the planet and humanity. Thank you for being at our side every step of the way!
For a green and peaceful future,
Annie Leonard, Executive Director
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