Maureen our Campaigns Volunteer Coordinator asks you to share this important petition with as many people as you can. We know that petitions really work to change policy and this is an important way we can support the needs of our sisters and brothers across the world and care for our common home.
Petition to the Prime Minister
Dear Prime Minister,
Pope Francis calls us to listen to the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor. But we are ignoring both.
People’s homes, health and livelihoods are being destroyed by the climate crisis. It is a dreadful injustice that the poorest communities who have contributed the least to climate change are the ones paying the highest price.
The eyes of the world are on the UK as hosts of the next UN global climate talks. We urge you to use this opportunity to show true global leadership by ending all UK financial support – including aid and export finance – for fossil fuels overseas. If the UK is to play its part in preventing a climate catastrophe then we must urgently end our support for coal, gas and oil overseas. Instead, we want you to shift UK support towards local, renewable energy that has the needs of the poorest at its heart. Click on the link below to sign
Of course, it’s not only CAFOD who is concerned about this but many other organisations are also campaigning. In Portsmouth next week on 26th November the local Global Justice now group are having a meeting at 11.00am on zoom which makes it really easy to tune in from home.
Speaker : Daniel Willis, Policy & Campaigns Manager from Global Justice Now.
He has been campaigning for the past year against the use of UK aid to fund fossil fuel expansion across the global South and has produced a report showing that the government’s has used the UK aid budget to exacerbate climate change, with £668 million of UK aid given to fossil fuel infrastructure since the Paris Agreement was signed.