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Petition to United Kingdom Green Party, UK Parliament

Urge Brighton & Hove council to install more green-roofing solutions to battle emissions

Brighton & Hove is the hub of the Green Party in the United Kingdom. Whilst the area consists of MPs from different party councillors across it's constituencies, it is a vital location for the influence for positive change from the Green Party. We have the opportunity to set a precedent for green regeneration of the urban climate for over 600,000 residents. This is not counting the extensive tourism Brighton receives annually, making it among the most popular destinations for travellers from across the globe. By installing natural materials such as mosses and other carbon-absorbing hardy plant varieties across the cities countless rooftops and walls, we can improve air quality and combat the emissions being produced by the cities infrastructure. Once established, these living systems require minimal upkeep and continue to grow and flourish over time. Many European, Scandinavian and Asian cities have already begun work on re-introducing wild flowers and mosses into their urban landscapes with great success. There will always be talk of costs when introducing these measures but with a £540,000,000 plan for the Black Rock development underway, how can we stand by and allow even more emissions to be pumped into the city without thought on how to counteract the ongoing pollution and air quality that exists currently, let alone what the construction and later use of these facilities this will cause.  We have the opportunity to act now and set the standard for green initiatives in reducing urban emissions for the United Kingdom.  As residents of Brighton & Hove, I hope that you will support this cause and put pressure on the Green Party (as well as local MPs from opposition parties) to make our city a shining example of how to co-exist with the natural environment and make it a better place for ourselves and future generations to come.  We were already running out of time 30 years ago, the time to act is now. Thank you. Mike Pockett

Mike Pockett
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Petition to H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, Mr. Keriako Tobiko, Hon. Charles Keter, Hon. Mwangi Kiunjuri, Prof. George Magoha, Mrs. Sicily Kariuki, Prof. Margaret Kobia, Hon. Amb. Ukur Yatani Kanacho, Mr. James Wainaina Macharia, Amb. Monica Juma, Hon. David Kenani Maraga, Ms. Farida Karoney

Kenya: Youth demand for Environmental Restoration & #ClimateAction #AllinforClimateAction

The Climate is at a tipping point and today’s actions will determine tomorrow’s future. We have a Climate Crisis. The next years will go down in history because we will have either ruined or saved our planet. We are climate and environmental activists who want to solve the climate crisis at the international level. It is a global crisis, and needs a global response. We are fed up with excuses and boring speeches, it is time to take immediate action towards restoring what is damaged and protecting and conserving what is left of our planet. People are striking globally today and we will continue to make our voices heard. We demand real action! And we demand it now! Our demands to our leaders are enlisted as follows: Declare climate crisis as a way to educate the sleeping masses. And educate our children to be excellent stewards of nature and to recognize their role in the global ecosystem and its health.  Immediately end all financing and support of fossil fuels and climate destruction. Remove fossil fuel subsidies and render it illegal for any bank, market, government or other lending institution to finance, trade or underwrite fossil projects, deforestation, and climate destruction. Justly transition and transform the economy, including fossil fuel and climate destructive industries. Ensure that workers are at the heart of a transformation and respect the dignity of all work, paid and unpaid, for women and men. Allow renewable energy to flourish. Remove all impediments to renewable energy development and create financing programs to enable everyone to have access to clean, renewable power. Implement strong public transportation systems and no-emissions transport. Ensure that our food systems reinforce global life support systems. Promote low-impact nourishment -- low-carbon agricultural methods, less meat, more vegetarian and vegan foods and the elimination of food waste. Respect the lungs of the Earth. End deforestation and remove it from our production chains. Recognize the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities as stewards of their land. Reforest at a grand scale. Re-envision the role of nature in our world, countries, and cities -- or of humanity’s role as part of nature. Drastically reduce consumption and implement strong plans for ecologically sustainable economies, including community-focused degrowth. Mandate circular and zero-waste economies. Implement robust adaptation plans for climate impacts, particularly for those most vulnerable. Engage in comprehensive planning to anticipate impacts and participate in global planning to counter these changes and adequately fund adaptation. Encourage government-led initiatives that promote greater youth involvement in climate awareness and action programs. World leaders should no longer ignore tens of thousands on the streets. We will continue to mobilize nationally, regionally and internationally to get world leaders to take climate action! When leaders of the world unite in global summits and conferences, we will be there and we will deliver, the world’s most signed call-to-action! Until real climate action is taken, we will be watching carefully. We will keep rising until all world leaders act. Support our campaign by signing this petition and join us in our call for immediate #ClimateAction! Together we can secure a sustainable and healthy future for all! --- This Petition is part of an international youth climate action campaign with a series of petitions from 90+ petition starters from different countries with 1,000,000+ signatories. All the petitions can be found at: Follow us on social media: Facebook > Instagram > Twitter > -- Youth Organizations supporting the #AllinforClimateAction in Kenya: Youth for Climate Kenya African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (Kenya) Youth4Nature JPIC Franciscans Africa Lokdin Kenya Youth for SDGs Kenya SAA Youth for Climate Justice          

Amayo Passy
2,105 supporters