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Donald Trump has a murderous plan for our climate -- but we CAN stop him from killing the planet. Governments are meeting in Mexico to discuss how we can save nature and scientists have a plan to protect 50% of the planet that we can help win.Dear friends,
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As shocking as it feels, Donald Trump will now be president of the US and we know he has a murderous plan for the Paris Agreement on climate change -- but we CAN stop him from killing the planet.
Scientists are warning that two-thirds of our world’s animal species will have vanished by 2020 and humans are to blame. But they also say we can stop this war on nature if we put half the Earth under protection. If we succeed we’ll also save our best allies in the fight against climate change -- our forests and oceans!
Protecting 50% of our land and sea is possible if we do it wisely and fairly -- and it’s a beautiful response to President Trump who will do everything he can to roll back our progress on climate. Governments are about to meet in Mexico to discuss how we can save nature. Let's call on them to support this ambitious goal.
Join the global movement to save nature
Our forests and oceans are vital carbon sinks that help reduce the planet’s warming. But we are destroying them at an alarming rate and entire ecosystems are collapsing, threatening our own survival. We are interconnected - if one pillar starts crumbling, the whole house is shaking.
Governments are meeting for the first of 3 major summits to protect our planet’s ecosystems and they can move forward with this ambitious plan even without Trump’s support. The vast swathes of land and sea we can protect will help counter Trump’s climate choking policies. But our governments need to know their citizens want to see an ambitious goal.
If we achieve this goal of protecting half the Earth, experts say we can save 80-90% of all species. And crucially, we can design it in a way that protects indigenous and other people who live in harmony with nature from exploitation and land grabs -- so it is essential this goal contains serious monitoring mechanisms that protect human rights.
Let’s make biodiversity famous so our leaders are clear, like they are with climate, that their people overwhelmingly back this plan. Sign this petition for 50%, and keep building our pressure until we win!
Join the global chorus, before the Earth falls silent
Our community campaigned for years to set the stage for the Paris climate deal. From spearheading marches in major cities, to flooding ministers with phone-calls and emails. Today, let’s take the first step towards a deal to defend all life on Earth. Let’s help heal our planet.
On behalf of Iain, Danny, Lisa, Bert, Melanie, Fatima, Camille and the rest of the Avaaz team
- World on track to lose two-thirds of wild animals by 2020, major report warns (The Guardian)
- Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife? (Smithsonian Magazine)
- Sixth Wildlife Mass Extinction May Happen in 2020, Experts Say (Nature World News)
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