Make Paris Real

Join our Paris Agreement 5th Birthday Postcard Action

 

Join parents and families from around the world in writing messages for climate action by sending a wish for the future to your countries leader or to Antonio Guterres Secretary General of the UN or to Frans Timmermans First Vice President of the European Commission

Our goal is to send as many birthday postcards as possible to our leaders before the 12th of December to remind them of their responsibility to ACT NOW and fulfill the Paris Agreement. You can send your postcard by mail or online. Posting our cards on social media will amplify the message. Let’s rock this special birthday!

 

Make Paris Real: Parents For Future Global's message to the EU Summit

As teachers, workers, scientists and activists - but first and foremost as parents – we ask you, the EU leaders and fellow parents, to listen to us.

A parent’s love for their child is all-consuming. It knows no bounds. But as things stand, parents have no hope to offer the younger generation.

The Paris Agreement is not yet a reality. Emissions are rising instead of falling. On this current trajectory we will never stay within the 1.5 degrees Celcius target. This is unacceptable. We watch your promises dissolve into empty words as the world continues to burn, melt and collapse.
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Read the whole statement
https://parentsforfuture.org/Make_Paris_Real

 

Paris goes Brussels

There is a bunch of German Parents that started a bike tour to Brussels demanding #MakeParisReal and carrying an Eiffel tower with them.
We handed the statement over to them at the beginning of the tour.
Right now we mostly to promote the message: “a statement from Global Parents travels by bike to Brussels” and will concentrate on the content of our statement later near the actual date of the summit.

About the bike tour
https://leipzigfuersklima.de/en/projects/paris-goes-brussels/

About the EU summit
https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/news/eu-leaders-to-decide-tougher-climate-goal-in-december/

Our statement
https://parentsforfuture.org/Make_Paris_Real

 

 

Statement to the EU green recovery fund: #ZeroBailoutsForFossilFuels

On Monday 9 November, the European Parliament has a last chance to ensure that the nearly €700 billion in emergency Covid-19 recovery funds to be invested in the next seven years are allocated in ways that serve the best interests of our children and future generations.

At a time in history when the world is sinking into a dangerous climate and ecological crisis, a crucial vote will decide whether part of these funds can be deviated towards industries that contribute to the threat of collapse of our living conditions.

As EU parents, we urge the MEPs to fulfil their responsibility to ensure that these funds - to be paid as taxes by us and our children - are not turned into a further burden to the youngest and future generations. We demand that not a single euro of this money is spent to subsidise fossil fuels or other polluting industries.

As global parents from all over the world, we unite and raise our voices for a new sustainable economy exclusively based on the protection and restoration of nature. We cannot tolerate that the interests of polluters are allowed to further compromise our legacy to the children of tomorrow, with resources borrowed from their future.

 

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