One year ago, Supertyphoon Haiyan unleashed havoc in the Philippines while world governments were discussing a global climate agreement at the United Nations Climate Talks. Just one year later, another destructive typhoon -- Hagupit -- hit the country while the same climate negotiations are taking place in Lima, Peru.
Negotiators have just proposed a new draft climate text that goes directly after the fossil fuel industry -- one that would force companies like Exxon and Chevron to “cease to exist in their current forms” according to the Financial Times.
But the fossil fuel industry is fighting to roll back the agreement and weaken protections for countries like the Philippines. Unlike tobacco control talks where tobacco lobbyists are banned, the UN climate talks allow the fossil fuel industry free reign in their halls.
The fossil fuel industry has to be kicked out of climate talks so world leaders can take action for our future and do justice for the ones that did the least to cause climate change and are already feeling its impacts.
If you agree that it’s time to kick fossil fuel lobbyists out of the climate talks, add your name here -- we'll deliver your message to negotiators in Lima this week.