From the Executive Director
On Friday September 20th, in the biggest mass mobilization for the climate that the world has ever seen occurred; millions of people around the world went on strike from school or work in the youth-led global movement to demand urgent measures to stop the climate crisis.
Unfortunately, when the United Nations Climate Action Summit convened the following Monday, this call went largely unheeded. The world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitters—the United States, China, and India—failed to deliver aggressive climate action plans, while the leaders of more than 75 countries with much smaller economies pledged to eliminate their carbon emissions by 2050.
Our pressure on governments and corporations must be greater, and toward that end, Greenpeace and hundreds of environmental and human rights leaders are pledging to take on the climate emergency together. We agree that people’s fundamental rights must be at the center of climate solutions, and we are assembling the strongest, most diverse movement possible to amass the unprecedented people power necessary to get governments and corporations to act with the scale, scope, and urgency necessary for a climate-safe, livable future.
It is more urgent than ever that we work together to protect the communities and individuals on the frontlines of the climate struggle. The People’s Summit on Climate, Rights and Human Survival on September 18th and 19th was just the beginning of our collaborative work to demand immediate and ambitious climate action to protect communities and safeguard present and future generations, and we are united going forward to demand climate justice.
Because we desperately need true climate leadership in the United States, Greenpeace has been working hard to make the climate emergency a central election issue.
I hope you will be gratified to see in these pages the many different ways that Greenpeace’s campaigns intersect and how all of our work to protect our oceans and forests also helps save our climate. Your support is integral to these efforts, and we are deeply grateful. Thank you.
For a green and peaceful future,
Annie Leonard, Executive Director
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