When world leaders meet in Paris this December, we need a signal that the age of fossil fuels is coming to an end.
So far, however, commitments from world governments just aren’t adding up — even after the two hottest years in history, and at a moment when renewable energy is becoming a revolutionary economic force that could power a just transition away from fossil fuels.
The solutions are obvious: we need to keep at least 80% of fossil fuels in the ground, finance a just transition to 100% renewable energy, and make sure communities on the front lines of climate change have the resources they need to respond to the crisis. This could be a turning point — if we push for it.
Here is 350’s plan for what we call “The Road Through Paris”: the plan to grow our movement and hold world leaders accountable to the action we need. And it’s the road through Paris, not the road to Paris, because our work won’t be done in December. No matter what happens at the summit, this will continue to be true: Politicians don’t lead movements — people do.
On Sunday, November 29 at 1 PM Elgin Green Groups 350 and Fox Valley Citizens for Peace and Justice will hold a demonstration in conjunction with many other demonstrations across the country and across the globe. When world leaders meet in Paris this December, we’re sending a signal that the age of fossil fuels is coming to an end. We have large banners and signs that say Keep Fossil Fuels In the Ground and other relevant messages for passing motorists to see. We welcome kindred spirits. Please join us. If you bring your own sign, use BIG letters, at least six inches high.