Avaaz call for G8+5 climate action ~ sign petition now!

June 1, 2007 at 6:17 am | Posted in Avaaz, Climate action, Climate change, G8, G8+5, Global warming, Petition | 1 Comment

Avaaz call for G8+5 climate action ~ sign petition now!

“I thought you’d like to know about this urgent call for action on global warming. I’m one of hundreds of thousands who’ve signed a petition on climate change at Avaaz.org. In the coming days it’s going to be delivered to the G8+5 summit (June 6th-8th in Germany)—to the leaders of the biggest, most polluting countries in the world. We won a victory in March when over 100,000 people helped make climate change the #1 issue for this summit—but the resistance from vested interests is rising. The summit is just a few days away. Please join me in signing the petition here:




That’s the standard blurb. The rest of this post is from me.

266,952 have signed the petition* and the target number is 300,000

*at time of my posting

For the scientific facts supporting this call to action, the G8 leaders need to read, mark, learn and inwardly digest this:

Joint science academies’ statement on growth and responsibility: sustainability, energy efficiency and climate protection

and help us make the world’s top scientists’ recommendations in the end of that 2-page statement happen. I quote their conclusions verbatim here:


We call on all countries of the world to cooperate in identifying common strategic objectives for sustainable, efficient and climate friendly energy systems, and in implementing actions toward them.

G8 countries bear a special responsibility for the current high level of energy consumption and the associated climate change. Newly industrialized countries will share this responsibility in the future.

We call on world leaders, especially those meeting at the G8 Summit in June 2007, to:

  • Set standards and promote economic instruments for efficiency, and commit to promoting energy efficiency for buildings, devices, motors, transportation systems and in the energy sector itself.
  • Promote understanding of climate and energy issues and encourage necessary behavioural changes within our societies.
  • Define and implement measures to reduce global deforestation.
  • Strengthen economic and technological exchange with developing countries, in order to leapfrog to cleaner and more efficient modern technologies.
  • Invest strongly in science and technology related to energy efficiency, zero-carbon energy resources and carbon-removing technologies.

Academia Brasileira de Ciéncias, Brazil

Royal Society of Canada, Canada

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Académie des Sciences, France

Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, Germany

Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Italy

Science Council of Japan, Japan

Academia Mexicana de Ciencias, Mexico

Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Academy of Science of South Africa, South Africa

Royal Society, United Kingdom

National Academy of Sciences, United States of America


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  1. Duly signed – must keep the pressure up.

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