Paris Climate Agreement
Petition to President Donald Trump
Stop President Trump and U.S. from Withdrawing from COP21 Paris Agreement
In December 2015, more than 190 countries adopted the Paris Agreement, the most ambitious climate change agreement in history. In order for the agreement to take effect and enter into force, at least 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions needed to formally join the Agreement. On Setember 3, 2016, the United States and China deposited with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon their respective instruments to join the Paris Agreement, marking a significant contribution towards the early entry into force of the Paris Agreement. That action by the United States and China to formally join was a significant step towards entry into force this year with countries representing around 40 percent of global emissions having now joined and more than 55 countries having already joined or publicly committed to work towards joining the agreement by the end of 2016. (Whitehouse.org) Shortly thereafter, on October 5 2016, the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement was achieved. The Paris Agreement entered into force on November 4, 2016, thirty days after the date on which at least 55 Parties to the Convention accounting in total for at least an estimated 55% of the total global greenhouse gas emissions have deposited their instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession with the Depositary. (Unfccc.int) The Agreement represents years of international diplomacy and hope for the millions of people across the planet imminently threatened by the impacts of climate change. It is an unprecedented achievement for the environment and one in which the United States showed extraordinary leadership. Climate change is a matter of international concern. It threatens global security and human rights across the planet. It poses a critical threat to countless natural resources. It is one of the single greatest threats humankind has ever faced. The unity demonstrated by the Paris Agreement, both in its negotiations and its ratification, are an illustration that when joined together, we are a thoughtful, powerful transnational community of citizens that can courageously and collectively work together to tackle critical global problems. The work begun in Paris must not be derailed now. It cannot be. The world cannot afford it. The United States must not withdraw from the Paris Agreement. We are asking Americans and members of the international community to join in sending a strong message to President Donald Trump that any consideration of withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is unacceptable. Please sign you name and share this petition today.
Petition to The Trump Administration
Speak out to keep the U.S. in the Paris Climate Agreement!!
SPEAK OUT TO KEEP THE US IN THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT!! On December 12, 2015, the world took a giant step forward in the fight against climate change with the Paris Agreement. Nearly 200 countries came together to reduce global warming pollution, fight climate change, and protect our only planet. But with the election of Donald Trump and appointment of climate denier Scott Pruitt as the head of the EPA, all our progress is in jeopardy. To fight global climate change, the United States MUST continue to be a leader and stay in the agreement. Speak out today and tell the Trump Administration they are dead wrong.
Petition to Michael Bennet, U.S. Senate
Support the Continuation of the Paris Climate Agreement
Nearly 200 nations signed and adopted the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015. This essential agreement is pivotal in combatting climate change to ensure a stable future for our upcoming generations. Creating an ample opportunity for jobs in renewable energy sectors, securing the idea of a low-carbon future, and allowing for our country to become a leader once more; proves some of the many reasons why this agreement is necessary for not only our country, but our planet to continue our involvement. By creating a framework for policy shifts to occur, the Paris Climate Agreement has been pivotal in getting many of our nations' leaders on a similar page regarding climate change. There is a serious threat of this agreement being repealed by our president elect. In order to secure our future and prove that, "leading is what we've always done," (BICEP climate declaration) we must continue our involvement. By signing this petition you will be supporting our environment, future generations, along with the other nearly 200 nations that support the scientific evidence of climate change. Let's KEEP America great.
Petition to Donald Trump, President of the United States, Department of Energy, U.S. Department of State
President Trump-Don't pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement and the Clean Power Plan
The President claims that by removing these restrictions on businesses, the economy will go up. While this may be true, it this remains the way it is, we will not have a future to go to. I am encouraging all signers of this petition to contact their representatives, whether it be on a municipal, county, state, or national level. Voice your displeasure and anger in these decisions and encourage your representatives to do something about it. And to President Trump-Please open your eyes. Global warming is a serious issue that will affect every single American if it is not resolved. Please listen to our voices and work on resolving this issue. The ultimate goal of this petition is to get the President to notice us and to sit down with him to discuss these matters. Help us make a difference by Encouraging the President, Donald Trump, to reestablish the Clean Power Plan and to go back into the Paris Climate Agreement. Help us...before its too late for you, me, and the world.
Petition to Champaign City Council, Urbana City Council, Mayor Diane Marlin, Mayor Deborah Feinen
Champaign-Urbana: Follow Through on Your Commitment to Uphold the Paris Climate Agreement
The world we are inheriting is on the verge of a global humanitarian crisis. Climate change is happening, it is having devastating effects on real people’s lives, and it will continue to worsen and threaten our health, safety, and wellbeing for the entirety of our lives. This is the suffocating reality that the youngest generation shoulders. We were proud to see Champaign and Urbana added to the list of cities committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement. However, the time in which words of support could satisfy the hurt and fear that we carry has long passed. We will not celebrate commitments that are not met with appropriate action. The irresponsible decision to rescind the United States’ commitment to the Paris Agreement, a groundbreaking international effort to put our climate back on the path to recovery, threatens life on this planet. As climate change worsens and scientists warn that the time frame in which we can stop it is quickly closing, we, the Champaign-Urbana community, will remain more united than ever to take action in our own community. It is time to come together to create a just and livable future for everyone. It is time to follow through on our commitments. The time for action on climate change is now. We believe in a future where our water and air are not poisoned by corporate greed. We believe in a clean energy economy and environmental justice for all people. And we believe in young people’s inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This is not a partisan issue; it is a deeply moral one. We stand by the youngest generation in calling for the City of Champaign and the City of Urbana commit to action to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, in compliance with the Paris Climate Accord and what leading scientists say is necessary to prevent the worst effects of climate change. Signing Organizations: Act Green - UIUCChampaign County Young DemocratsEco-Justice CollaborativeFaith in PlaceFood and Water WatchIllini DemocratsIllini ProgressivesPrairie Rivers NetworkSierra Club Prairie GroupStudents for Environmental ConcernsUnitarian Universalist Church of Champaign-Urbana Social Action CommitteeUIUC Beyond CoalUniversity Laboratory High School Tree ClubUrbana High School Environmental Club
Petition to U.S. Governors
State Governors: Join Alliance of many US states to work with Paris Climate Accord.
Trump broke the US' commitment to the 190+ nations in the Paris Climate Accord to work to prevent global warming ... so Washington, California, New York formed a Climate Alliance to meet the climate goals laid out in the agreement. Many other states have now joined them. Why don't you? Ask all states' governors to join The Climate Alliance. Yours is not yet a Climate Alliance state? Persuade its lawmakers to make it one. Contact all state governors by signing this petition. Contact your state's federal level lawmakers here state level lawmakers here governor here Trump seems ill-informed and juvenile but posting comments about him achieves little. The actions above address the climate issue directly. Circumvent Trump's action. Please sign this and repost it on social networks. Thank you. Extra! The EU has decided to bypass the Trump Administration with regard to this... Click here for The Guardian's report.
Petition to John Hickenlooper, Colorado Governor
Get Colorado to join other states in the Climate Alliance
Seven years ago my father, a renowned climatologist, got on stage and had an open discussion with 52 ordinary people in Australia who did not believe that climate change was happening. He was not intimidated as he had been working for most of his life to convince people that human-caused climate change was real. A few weeks later my father passed away. In the years since his death, I had hoped that the debate around climate change would have evolved, but it seems to have have gotten worse: President Trump recently made the disastrous decision to withdraw our nation from the Paris Climate Accord. Because of this reckless decision, the governors of several states and territories including California, New York, Massachusetts, Hawai’i, Connecticut, Minnesota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington have formed a Climate Alliance together, committing to hold to the terms of the Paris Agreement regardless of the federal government's position. Now I’m calling on Governor Hickenlooper to follow suit and bring Colorado into the United States Climate Alliance, effective immediately. The governor has already expressed his disapproval of the President's reckless decision, and that he agrees with the clear majority of Coloradans who support America's participation in the Paris Agreement. I grew up in this beautiful state, and like most Coloradans know that our environment is a huge part of what makes our home special. And like most of us, I also know that because of climate change, the stakes have never been higher for Colorado, the United States, and humanity as a whole. Before my father died in 2010, he spent his life fighting fiercely to stop climate change in its path. He made the future of our planet his life’s work, and it’s time for us to carry on his legacy and do our bit to help prevent the impending global catastrophe that is looming over us all. Please sign my petition and demand that Governor Hickenlooper be bold and join the Climate Alliance to show the entire world that our great state of Colorado refuses to be dragged onto the wrong side of history. Together we can make a difference, and help to ensure that future generations of Coloradans will have the same opportunities as us to enjoy the unique and gorgeous environmental setting that makes our home such a wonderful place!