#RealClimateLaw NOW!

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PETITION

To: Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans 

The message from the scientists is clear: we have less than 10 years to drastically change course. A global citizens’ movement led by young people is demanding climate justice. The future is decided now!

In the wake of this mounting pressure you - the newly appointed European Commission - have announced you will put forward a European Climate Law during your first 100 days (by March 2020). You - President Ursula von der Leyen and Vice-President Frans Timmermans - have made many statements congratulating yourselves and your ambitions. 

But talk about targets set several decades in the future is empty unless accompanied by immediate and concrete measures:

  • phase out all public subsidies to fossil fuels by 2021 - a huge problem that you, the Commissioners, seem particularly reluctant to address 🤔
  • align the EU’s budget with the Paris Agreement and ensure that 50% of the budget is earmarked for tackling the climate crisis ☀️
  • set up an independent body of climate scientists to monitor and evaluate all of the Commission’s policies and make sure these are climate proof 🌍

The message from the street is clear - listen to the science! Now is the time to put pressure on the Commissioners. Don’t allow them to give in to the fossil fuel lobbyists and tell them directly what a #RealClimateLaw should look like!

Will you sign?

The European Commission is planning a European Climate Law. it is crucial that we finally stop subsidising the fossil industry with public money. The message from the street is clear - listen to the science! We have less than 10 years to drastically change course. There is no time for the Commission to waste anymore!

Tell Commissioners Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans that we need a #RealClimateLaw now!

SIGN NOW!