Shell & Nigeria: Ökozid weltweit strafbar machen! „Profitgier raubt Heimat!“
Deutsch / Englisch Ökozid zerstört die Lebensgrundlagen der Menschen. Wo viele nur eine Shell Tankstelle sehen, sieht Peter Emorinken-Donatus die Ursache für den Niedergang seiner Heimat Nigeria. “Jeden Tag, wenn ich mich wasche, begrüßen mich meine Narben. Wer bei Shell kauft, kauft Ogoni-Blut!”, sagt er. Peter musste aus Nigeria fliehen und kämpft seit mehr als 30 Jahren gegen Shell. Seit 2020 ist Peter Vorstandsvorsitzender des neu gegründeten Vereins Pay Day Africa International, der diese Petition gestartet hat. Umweltexperten schätzen die Zahl der Ölunfälle seit 1958 auf mehrere Zehntausende, mit mehreren Milliarden Litern ausgelaufenes Rohöl - das einstige Naturparadies Nigerias wurde in eine Hölle auf Erden verwandelt. Das Grundwasser ist so massiv verseucht, dass die konventionelle Wasserversorgung nicht mehr gewährleistet werden kann. Im Jahr 2011 stellte die WHO eine extrem hohe Konzentration von C02 und Benzol im Grundwasser fest, mehr als 900 Mal höher als die international erlaubten Grenzwerte, und 1.000 Mal mehr als die vom Staat selbst festgelegten Grenzwerte. Mehrere Millionen Tonnen CO2 werden jährlich durch das offene Abfackeln von Gas in die Atmosphäre freigesetzt, während die globale Erderwärmung den Menschen weltweit existentielle Sorgen bereitet. Ökozid ist ein Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit, wenn gleich es derzeit noch nicht als Verstoß im römischen Statut aufgenommen wurde! Jährlich müssen Hunderte Menschen aus dieser Hölle fliehen, setzen Leben aufs Spiel dabei, zahlen Unmengen an Summen und werden dann als Wirtschaftsflüchtling reduziert. Umweltschützer und Aktivisten die versuchen vor Ort dagegen anzukämpfen, werden hingerichtet oder verhaftet. Einer der bekanntesten unter ihnen war Ken Saro-Wiwa. Peter Emorinken Donatus konnte aus Nigeria fliehen. Er erklärt, warum nicht nur Kriege und Konflikte, sondern auch die Gier der westlichen Wirtschaft nach Rohstoffen das Leben in den Herkunftsländern unmöglich machen: “Wer flieht, flüchtet vor einem Täter. Im Krieg ist das offensichtlich, Kriegsgeflüchtete können meist einen oder mehrere Aggressoren benennen, die ihnen das Leben in der Heimat unmöglich gemacht haben. Anders ist es bei sogenannten Wirtschaftsgeflüchteten, die nach hiesiger Gesetzeslage kein Recht auf Asyl haben: Ihr Problem ist eine gesichtslose Wirtschaft, ihr Leiden eine Nebenwirkung des globalen Marktes und deshalb scheinbar niemandes Schuld.” Mit dieser Petition klagen wir – vom Verein Pay Day Africa International – an und fordern: Einsatz der gleichen operativen Standards der Ölmultis im Westen und in ölreichen Regionen in Afrika Sofortige und konsequente Sanierung der Umweltschäden Ökozid zum Völkerrechtsverbrechen erklären, also als fünftes Verbrechen gegen den Frieden anerkennen CEOs haftbar machen!Genfer Flüchtlingskonventionen reformieren: Klima & Umweltflucht als Fluchtgrund Angemessene Entschädigung für betroffene Personen und Regionen – jetzt! Helfen Sie uns – Pay Day Africa International und Peter Emorinken-Donatus – diese Forderungen öffentlich zu machen! Wir wollen Gerechtigkeit für die Menschen in Nigeria und unser aller Zukunft und die unserer Kinder sichern! Hier findet Ihr weitere Informationen: Artikel “Nigerias Militärregime tötet weiter” Taz, 1996 Artikel “Profit raubt Heimat”, Greenpeace Magazin) Artikel: Ökozid im Nigerdelta – Westliche Rohstoffpolitik ist in Nigeria eine Ursache für Flucht und Migration, inkota.de Artikel: Der Shell-Konzern ist schuldig, neues-deutschland.de Video-Konferenz: “Nigeria und Shell: Die Macht, das Öl und der Tod. Ein Fall kolonialer Kontinuität”, youtube.com Video-Konferenz: Ökozid in Nigeria - Flucht & Migration als Folge westlicher Rohstoffpolitik, youtube.com Hier erreicht ihr uns: Facebook Twitter E-Mail
Save The Arctic!
Arctic animals are dying every day because of more and more oil and gas expansions. We need to help them. The situation for Arctic species is already very bleak but will be even worse if more and more journeys to the north are happening, where the habitat for these animals are being disturbed. Also, more fossil fuels means more pollution and climate change, which means a smaller habitat for these creatures to call home. But together we can STOP OIL EXPANSION IN THE ARCTIC. With your help oil and gas expansion will hopefully be stopped in the far north so these beautiful creatures can live a good wholesome life in the wild. If the government and major oil companies takes these issues than hopefully more and more people will agree and try to save the Arctic. Killer whales, walruses, polar bears, the list goes on and on of species who will become more and more endangered unless we do something about it. So please, sign your name, and save the Arctic. Note: As of 6/6/2019 (the date I'm writing this) I'm 9 years old and love writing and Arctic animals.
Help secure the future of the #SaveTheBactonSandMartins
As part of the Bacton Sandscaping Project, North Norfolk District Council & their partners, Shell & Perenco, erected over 1.3 km of netting on Bacton Cliffs to prevent returning sand martins from nesting. After a successful campaign by #SaveTheBactonSandMartins ,the RSPB & #NetsDownForNature half the netting was removed. Baby sand martins, including the three in the photo, are now fledgling at Bacton, but we don't know how many sand martins have successfully nested or what impact the loss of nesting burrows has had this year. The sandscaping will finish this summer but over half the nesting burrows will be covered by sand. When our Bacton sand martins return next year, nesting opportunities will be severely reduced & many exhausted adult birds will discover their nesting burrows gone forever. We are asking NNDC, Shell & Perenco to do two things: 1. Release the details of all breeding bird surveys conducted by their contracted ecologist/other parties into the public domain. 2. Fund the construction of artificial sand martin banks as mitigation for the loss of nest sites before 2020 breeding season. We have been overwhelmed by the support from people not just in the UK but around the world. Please help secure the future of our Bacton sand martins. Thank you, wildlife heroes, you warm our hearts.
Stop Oil Drilling in the Arctic!
We all know that oil is an expensive and valuable resource, it creates jobs and produces money, but at what cost? Oil sources are drying up around the world and its estimated that there are roughly 90 billion barrels of untapped oil in the arctic. The arctic is a fragile and serene land home to many animals that can't live anywhere else in the world. With the laws that once prevented oil companies from drilling in the arctic repealed, oil companies are flooding into the arctic. This brings a swarm of dangerous ships and noise pollution to the fragile environment. The drilling puts animals in danger of spills which are near impossible to clean up in the frozen landscape. The mere aspect of drilling up oil leads to oil being burned and further polluting our environment and atmosphere, and along with the worsening of climate change, the warming causes further melting and destruction of the arctic landscape. This needs to change! Animals are dying, but we continue to exhaust are resources. Sign this petition to tell Shell and Exxon are concerns!
Bring fuel prices under GST.
Please spare time and read carefully. After Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan recently said that GST Council should consider bringing the petroleum products in the ambit of GST, questions are being asked as to whether the government will accept the idea or not. The retail price of a litre of petrol exceeds due to the levy of central and excise duties. Furthermore, by adding company margin and other costs, the price charged to a petrol pump dealer is the total cost of fuel is being fixed. Assuming that the government brings petrol prices under 12 percent GST bracket, then petrol price could come down to Rs 38.1 in Delhi while at 18 percent, petrol price will come down at 40.05 a litre. If the government pushes petrol to highest GST tax bracket of 28 percent, then it will cost Rs 43.44 per litre in the national capital. Similarly, if government brings diesel prices under 12 percent GST bracket, then it will be sold at around Rs 31 in Delhi. At 18 percent GST, diesel will cost around Rs 33 while at 28 percent GST, it will cost around Rs 37. The above calculations are assumptions-based on current prices of petrol (hovering around Rs 70-71/litre) and diesel (58-59/litre). Amidst comments and criticism by opposition parties of a sharp rise in oil prices after the daily rate revision mechanism was introduced by the government recently. When asked about bringing oil under the Goods and Services Tax (GST), Pradhan said that he hoped that it might be brought under the GST. "It will extend enormous benefit to customers.
Disagree with the police response to Extinction Rebellion in London?
On Monday 14 Oct 2019 the police banned protesters from Extinction Rebellion in London. The previous week they rammed through a door and confiscated toilets suitable for disabled people and cooking equipment. Also the famous pink pillows. See YouTube. Extinction Rebellion is a peaceful non violent protest movement responding to serious scientific research proving Climate Change. We ask for the government to tell the truth, to make serious moves to reduce our carbon emmisions and to let Citizens Assemblies be fomed with binding powers on parliament to enable real change to take place asap. As a group it should be allowed to protest. We the undersigned urge Cressida Dick to rethink her decision. We ask the Mayor of London to accept the right to protest and also to start making the changes we have to make. We ask Boris Johnson and Priti Patel to allow peaceful protest. Ask companies to put people and planet before profit. I believe the banning of Extinction Rebellion from the streets of London needs to be reversed. We are supported by many in so many countries. Please sign and get the police, the government, private industry and the media working to save the planet not arrest demonstrators.
Stop Shell from dumping oil into the North Sea
Big chain oil companies are known for playing a massive role in Climate change as well as overall damage of the environment. The well known oil company, Shell, wants to dump 11.000 tons of oil into the North Sea. This will critically impact not only the environment, but the Marine life within that environment including; fish, birds and marine mammals. These oil spills pollute our seas and kill our wildlife in the process. Oil polluted into the sea is extremely damaging to the fur and feathers on sea mammals and birds. These animals use their fur as an insulating layer to protect against harsh climate conditions. Without this insulating layer the animals freeze to death being unable to thermoregulate efficiently. Not only this but all large oil companies have been set a target to reduce their carbon emission by 35% in the next 20 years to be able to reverse the affects of climate change. Shell is said to increase its combined oil and gas by 38% in the next 10 years. Big corporate companies need to suffer the same repercussions that our environment and future generations are facing due to their callousness.
Save The Sea Turtles by Banning Plastic Bags!
According to the Sea Turtle Conservancy website, “Over 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean. Currently, it is estimated that there are 100 million tons of plastic in oceans around the world. It is expected that another 60 billion pounds will be produced this year alone”. We all have seen plastic bags tumbling in parking lots, fields, and streets but do we really understand the damage they may have? These plastice bags tumbling along eventually find storm drains that lead to rivers and creeks and are eventually carried out to our oceans. Floating through the water they look very similar to jellyfish especially to sea turtles. These sea turtles diet consists mostly of jellyfish, so they are prone to trying to swallow this plastic. These bags then get trapped in their stomachs (this is because sea turtles have downward facing spines which prevent regurgitation) and make it impossible for these creatures to properly swallow food. This is fatal to these animals. Today, six out of seven sea turtles are on the threatened or endangered list. So what can we do? Reusable bags or paper bags are much healthier for the environment! Aside from being deadly to marine life, a plastic bag can take up to 1000 years to decompose! A paper bag only takes 1 month! Since 2013 Alameda County in California, along with many other communities around the world, has banned the use of plastic bags in stores. Costumers are not charged to use paper bags and reusable bags only cost 10 cents each! The results have been tremendously effective, but more communities and stores are needed to make a larger impact! So let’s do away with these lethal plastics and help our environment and marine friends! Let’s challenge our stores to do what’s right! LET’S BAN PLASTIC BAGS!
Protect our earth from dying.
Right now we are facing the pollution effects. You see it on the news, on Instagram, Snapchat stories, and documentaries on Netflix. This problem is uniting all human beings. This one is for our future. This action is especially intended for all the teens and younger people out there. For the ones who want to be part of this change, (but don’t know how). What is the problem? Right now the earth is heating up, but the increasing temperature needs to stay under 1.5°C. This way the atmosphere can keep absorbing the CO2. But when experts and scientists made a prognostication about how we live now, and how the CO2 emission will develop, they came with a shocking prediction: By 2028 the atmosphere’s temperature on earth will have risen by a total of 1.5°C, and by 2045 a total of 2°C. So they say we won’t stay under the 1.5°C, which means that if we keep living as we do now, our earth will be exhausted in about 26 years, and we won't be able to save the world anymore. Calling on those who have a huge impact on our environment is the only option we have for our families and friends to live in a better world, now and in the future. Our demands: Do everything you can to stop the global temperature from rising by more than 1.5°C. Make climate action a priority across all parts of government. Reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050 at the latest. Richer countries should do this faster. By 2030, global emissions must be half as much as they were in 2010. Stop using fossil fuels as quickly as possible. Make sure that climate change doesn’t violate anyone’s human rights. Make sure that those affected by climate change the transition to a fossil-free economy, are properly informed about what is happening and are able to participate in decisions about their futures. Make sure that countries help each other reach these goals; richer countries must help others. Restore the environment at home and abroad, so nature can fight back against climate change. We can do this. Sign this action and call on the political decision-makers all over the world, to create a planet where there is (almost) no human emission of CO2. We will not go down without a fight. We will keep rising until governments will act. LET'S MAKE A CHANGE AND STOP THE CLIMATE CRISIS! LET'S SHOW UP FOR EARTH. Please support our campaign and join us! Sign this, if you are also #Showingupforearth Follow us on: https://www.instagram.com/showingupforearth/
Save the Congo basin peatlands from oil exploration and corruption
Born of lies and corruption, plans to drill for oil in one of the planet’s most critical carbon sinks could release a climate time-bomb of carbon dioxide. The Congo Basin, home to the world’s second largest tropical rainforest after the Amazon, is often referred to as the world’s second lungs or Africa’s lungs. At its heart is Cuvette Centrale (Central Basin), where the world’s largest tropical peatlands lay hidden until their discovery in 2014. The Cuvette Centrale peatlands store an estimated 30 billion tonnes of carbon, “equivalent to three years worth of fossil fuel emissions”. Rich in nature, Cuvette Centrale is more valuable if left untouched to thrive. It is a vast expanse of green forest and lush wetlands, home to rich and diverse biodiversity, and the indigenous and local populations that rely on the basin’s resources for their livelihood. Preserving these peatlands is essential to protecting both the social and ecological benefits, with the latter playing a critical role in international efforts to keep the global average temperature increase well below 2˚C in line with the Paris Agreement. Despite the urgent need to protect the Cuvette Centrale, it is the latest target for oil exploration with a backstory rife with dirty deals. An investigative report by Global Witness, Der Spiegel and Mediapart, in conjunction with the European Investigative Collaborations media network reveals concerning findings behind the outdated Environmental Impact Assessment, wildly exaggerated claims of vast oil reserves, and several serious corruption red flags. Congo’s Environment Minister Arlette Soudan-Nonault has claimed that the oil block named Ngoki - ‘crocodile’ in the local Lingala language - “is not in the peatlands”. However, the environmental impact assessment for the drilling was based on studies carried out in 2013 - a year before scientists discovered the vast peatlands in 2014. As it turns out, the Ngoni oil block could contain over 6000 square kilometres of peatland, which if drained for oil drilling could release more carbon dioxide than Japan’s total annual emissions - 1.34 gigatonnes. In August 2019 Petroleum Exploration and Production Africa (PEPA), spearheaded by Congolese oil baron Claude Wilfrid “Willy” Etoka who has close ties to the country’s presidential family, announced that the deposits under Cuvette Centrale could contain hundreds of millions of barrels of oil - enough oil to quadruple the Congo’s oil production and drag the country out of corruption-linked debt. However, even oil giants Shell and Total rejected offers to invest in 2015. Evidence reveals that the size of the oil reserves was severely embellished, and that the project may not even be economically viable. Opening up this climate critical carbon sink to oil exploitation holds high risks of oil spills that threaten the Congo basin ecology, as well as further rampant deforestation to make way for access roads and oil pipelines. Draining the Congo’s peatlands for oil would also make it impossible to meet global Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets. Furthermore, investors could end up being stuck with stranded assets as the world transitions to a just and low-carbon economy. The record drop in oil prices during the COVID-19 pandemic is one example, serving as a stark reality check for what happens when demand for fossil fuels fall. Based on the findings of the investigation by Global Witness, Der Spiegel and Mediapart, in conjunction with the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) media network, and their recommendations, the African Climate Reality Project strongly urge that: 1. Oil majors, including but not limited to Shell, Total, and ENI, must publicly state a strict commitment to not invest in oil exploration anywhere in or around the Congo Basin, on environmental grounds; 2. Banks must increase and improve their transparency policies, and publicly report on all potential risks for financing or providing supporting services to industrial developments anywhere in or around the Congo Basin; 3. Banks must introduce and implement a strict and infinite moratorium on lending to all new fossil fuel projects, and declare that carbon sinks such as tropical rainforests and peatlands are sensitive areas, and rule out all investments that have the potential to lead to the destruction of these regions; 4. The Central African Forest Initiative Partner Countries (Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon), Donor Countries and Organisations (European Union, France, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands, South Korea), as well as South-South Partners (Brazil), must demand the termination of any oil and mining projects anywhere in or around the Congo peatland well ahead of 2025 when the Congo peatlands will be granted a special legal protected status; 5. The African Union Member States, as well as the Member States of the United Nations, must adopt legislation that bind all companies and financiers to report on due diligence to identify, mitigate, and prevent human rights and environmental risks associated with their operations and investments, and be held accountable to these. --- This petition is being led by the African Climate Reality Project under Sink Our CO2, the campaign aimed at creating awareness around forest management, restoration, and protection as carbon sinks, and inspire people to plant and protect trees. Please add your voice to this call to protect the planet's carbon sinks!