Our Demands for the People’s Climate March
Please sign the petition https://campaigns.350.org/petitions/50-by-2030
On September 23, 2014 in NYC, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is convening a UN Climate Summit of world leaders in government, civil society, and the private sector to address the climate crisis and mobilize support for negotiating a global, legally binding treaty in 2015 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
As part of the negotiating process, governments are being asked to make ambitious commitments for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. must assume a leading role in these negotiations if they are to succeed.
OUR DEMANDS FOR THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH
We are calling on President Obama to:
- Commit the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030, using 2005 as a benchmark. This reduction is to be achieved with energy conservation and efficiency, and renewable forms of energy.
We are calling on all participants in the UN Climate Summit to:
- Support a $100 billion annual global fund for climate change adaptation. In 2009 in Copenhagen, as U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton pledged support for this fund. The U.S. must lead in the global commitment required to meet this pledge.
- Increase investment in clean, renewable energy in response to the appeals of the UN, The World Bank, and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for massive investments in green infrastructure and clean energy technologies.