World Leaders: Stop Funding Fossils
Back in 2009, world leaders from 20 of the world’s most powerful countries promised to end wasteful, dirty fossil fuel subsidies. Progress has been slow, but this week, Germany – the G20 President for 2017 – has a chance to make that promise real by setting a firm deadline to end dirty energy handouts. If we all speak up loudly, we can give Germany’s leaders the public backing they need to act.
Despite agreeing to take strong action against climate change in Paris in 2015, our governments are still handing out massive amounts of public money, making the problem much worse. Globally, these giveaways to oil, gas, and coal companies to produce more fossil fuels add up to more than $444 billion each year. That’s nearly $1 MILLION every MINUTE. We need real ambition: We must end these subsidies by 2020 at the latest.
Send your message to Germany’s leaders. The time for talk is over – we need action. It’s time to Stop Funding Fossils.