International climate campaign
The world's leading scientists have given stark warnings about the planetary emergency we're facing: the impacts of climate change are here and will get worse unless we take immediate action.
You don't have to be a scientist to see the impacts of climate change.
Just after Typhoon Bopha devastated the Philippines last year, Yeb Saño, Head of the Philippines delegation, made an emotional plea at the climate talks in Doha. He said:
Please, no more delays, no more excuses... I ask of all of us here, if not us then who? If not now then when? If not here then where?
We are heading for a catastrophic temperature rise of 4 degrees Celsius unless we doing something to change it.
A fair, global climate deal
Friends of the Earth is campaigning for a fair global climate deal.
What does that mean? It means rich countries:
- cutting their emissions faster
- helping developing countries to change over to clean energy.
How much action does each country need to take to stop catastrophic climate change? Find out on our new Climate Fair Shares website.
The UK needs to cut its emissions by 75% by 2030. But the Government’s plans are a long way from achieving this.
We must be stronger
Governments are not acting fast enough. We must unite nationally, regionally and globally to pressure them to act.
Friends of the Earth is working with others to help build a global climate campaign. Together with our international family, we are pushing for:
- A new Loss and Damage Mechanism to give compensation and redress for countries and communities affected by loss and damage.
- An increase to EU emission targets
- Carbon emissions cuts in line with science and justice
- Rich countries to provide finance and technology so that poorer ones can act
- Smart ways to finance the Green Climate Fund - not risky carbon trading schemes
- Clean and affordable energy as a solution to energy poverty
- An immediate ban on all new dirty energy projects including fracking
- Compensation for those affected by climate change
The UK government must do its bit and show leadership by setting science-based targets to decarbonise its own economy.
To keep up to date with our international climate campaign, you can:
- Follow our Campaigner Asad Rehman on twitter @chilledasad100
- Sign up to our International Climate Hub