Join parents’ demand at COP26 for no new fossil fuels
Join parents’ demand at COP26 for no new fossil fuels
Parents For Future Global
Parents For Future Global

This COP26 parent letter represents one of the biggest mobilisation of parents on any issue ever. It is a joint effort by two global sister networks, Parents For Future Global and Our Kids' Climate alongside Moms Clean Air Force (U.S.), Warrior Moms (India), Mums For Lungs (U.K.) and the Ella Roberta Family Foundation (U.K.), and many other parent-climate groups. Join us by signing this letter.

Parents For Future Global
Parents For Future Global

This COP26 parent letter represents one of the biggest mobilisation of parents on any issue ever. It is a joint effort by two global sister networks, Parents For Future Global and Our Kids' Climate alongside Moms Clean Air Force (U.S.), Warrior Moms (India), Mums For Lungs (U.K.) and the Ella Roberta Family Foundation (U.K.), and many other parent-climate groups. Join us by signing this letter.

 

 

End financing for all new fossil fuels

 

Dear Heads of State, Lead Negotiators and COP President,

We are millions of parents from all around the world, writing on behalf of the children we love. We demand that you end financing for all new fossil fuels now.

Our children are being poisoned by toxic pollution from burning fossil fuels with every breath they take. That burning is also the key driver of the climate crisis, which is ruining our children’s futures and destroying our only home.

Air pollution from fossil fuel combustion, and the bush- and wildfire smoke made worse by the climate crisis, lodges inside our children’s bodies, stunting the development of their lungs, brains and hearts. It causes and aggravates chronic diseases from asthma to cancer. Babies are poisoned before they’re born with soot breathed in by expectant mothers, which crosses the placental barrier and increases the chances of premature birth.

Air pollution means our children grow up suffering higher instances of mental health issues like anxiety and depression, adding to the burden of deep distress they now feel about the future. One billion children are already facing extremely high risk of immediate harm from the devastating impacts of the climate crisis. Children of colour and in marginalised communities are the worst affected.

If the decisions your governments make at COP26 and beyond do not prioritise immediate and rapid emissions cuts from all fossil fuels – coal, oil, and gas – the damage to our children’s health and our climate will get far worse with terrifying speed. The IPCC has made this very clear. The pathway to a more stable and healthy future is also clear.

One of the crucial steps is to stop funding the search for new fossil fuel reserves. You can enact this immediately. There are already more than enough fossil fuels discovered to dangerously heat our planet beyond 1.5ºC and keep poisoning our children’s air. Wasting taxpayers’ money to look for even more is madness.

Experts, including the IPCC, the IEA, economists, investors, and others have explained that it’s necessary – and possible – to stop all new fossil fuel development now. Perhaps you didn’t hear them. We are going to make sure you hear us.

We are a growing, dynamic movement of parents from all around the world. We make decisions every day for our children’s long-term future, and here at COP26, so do you. You have a unique responsibility and opportunity to protect all children, present and future.

We know this is not easy. Fossil fuels are deeply entrenched in our economies and well-funded, vested interests will keep getting in the way of change, but the time for excuses is over.

As the biggest collaboration of parents on any single issue in history, we implore you to do what is necessary to safeguard the health and future of the world’s children.

We demand you take the critical step to end financing and licencing for all new fossil fuel exploration today.

You have already committed to secure the Paris Agreement and take all steps necessary to keep global heating to below 1.5ºC. Every head of state knows that developing nations need much more financial and technological support to transition economies away from fossil fuels, or to leapfrog the use of fossil fuels entirely, as they grow.

As we hug our children close, we fear for their health and well-being, now – and for the future they face. Children are the future, and they deserve to have one.

We call upon you to join us in doing everything necessary to keep our children safe.

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Signatories calling for leaders at COP26 to end new fossil fuel exploration for the sake of our kids

Global

Earth Mamas International
Mama’s Footprint
Our Kids' Climate
Parents For Future Global
Parents for the Planet
Parents of the World
Blossom Antenatal
CleanEarth4Kids.org
Conscious connected parenting
DearTomorrow
ManagersForFuture
OneStepOocean
Parenting in a Changing Climate Group
Parents for Future Africa group
Permanent Referendum
Woke Mamas
World Moms Network

Argentina

Parents For Future Argentina
Comunidad y Cambio Asociación Civil

Australia

Australian Parents for Climate Action
Australian Parents For Climate Action Melbourne
ACT Sustainability Network
Ainslie Sustainability Group
AP4CA Newcastle
Australian Parents for Climate Action - East Sydney
Australian Parents For Climate Action - South Gold Coast
Australian Parents for Climate Action Blue Mountains
Australian Parents for Climate Action Brisbane
Australian Parents for Climate Action Canberra
Australian Parents for Climate Action Illawarra
Australian Parents for Climate Action Nipaluna/Hobart
Australian Parents for Climate Action Spearwood
Australian Parents for Climate Action: South Brisbane
Belgrave Lake Park Cottage Playgroup
Bendigo Family Nature Club
Cairns Scuba Mums
Centre for Climate Safety (previously Parents for Climate Safety)
Clarence Climate Action
Cloth bums - Greater Western Sydney
Coffs Coast Climate Action Group
Connecting 2 Culture
Cooma Mums
Darwin Parents for Climate Action
Eco Friendly Periods 4 Vic Schools
Geelong & Bellarine - Australian Parents For Climate Action
Gloucester NSW Environment Group
Gloucester Pre School & Early Years Learning Centre
Gloucester Transitions
Hawthorn grandparents, Adelaide
Hornsby Shire Climate Action
Inner North Melbourne Parents for Climate Action
Inner West Sydney Families for Climate Action
Knitting Nannas Against Gas
Knitting Nannas Balonne Loop
Knitting Nannas Hunter Loop
Newcastle Institute
North Gold Coast Parents and Friends for Climate Action
North Tasmania Australian Parents for Climate Action
Ocean Youth
Pakenham - Australian Parents for Climate Change
Parents for Climate Action Cairns
Parents for Climate Action North Shore
Periwinkles Family Day Care
Play For Change Tasmania
Safe Streets to School
Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast - Forces for Nature group
Social Workers for Climate Action
South Australian Parents for Climate Action
Southern Highlands Parents for Climate Action
Southern Sydney Christian Climate Coalition
Spell it out 100%
Sunshine Coast Australian Parents for Climate Action
Sydney AP4CA
Sydney Cargo Bikes
Tamworth Parents and Friends for Climate Action
The Wild South
The Wilderpeople
Thrive For Future
Thrive for future NEWCOMB
Thrive For Future, Friday's For Future
Wow Woy community garden
You Tell Our Kids

Austria

GrandparentsForFuture
Parents For Future Baden
Parents For Future Klosterneuburg
Parents For Future Oberösterreich
Parents for Future Purkersdorf
Parents for Future Tirol
Parents For Future Vienna
ParentsForFuture Austria
Parrnrs for Future Vorarlberg

Belgium

@econologics, ecoNVERGE & CLEANconnect
Families for Climate
Grand-parents for the Climate
Mères au Front Belgique

Brazil

Famílias pelo Clima

Cameroon

Youth and Children for Development

Canada

Mères au front
Mères au front Brome-Missisquoi
Mères au front Montréal
Pour nos enfants / For Our Kids Montreal
Babies for Climate Action - Vancouver
For Our Kids Canada
For Our Kids North Shore
For Our Kids Sunshine Coast
For Our Kids Vancouver
Fridays For Future Vancouver
Grand(m)others Act to Save the Planet GASP
Mères au front - Rive-Sud
Mères au front de Laval et ses allié.e.s
Mères au front de Rouyn-Noranda et leurs allié.es
Mères au front d’Abitibi-Ouest
Mères au front Outaouais
Mères au Front Prescott-Russell
Mères au front St-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Mères au front-Manitoba

Chile

Fundacion Horizonte ciudadano

Colombia

Parents for future latam
Parents For Future Colombia

Cyprus

North Cyprus Mums

Czechia

Rodiče za klima Liberec

Denmark

Klimaforældrene - Parents for Future Denmark

Ecuador

English play group in Quito

Finland

Aktivistimummot - Activist Grannies
Finnish Climate Grandparents - (Ilmastoisovanhemmat - Klimatmor- och farföräldrar)

France

Parents for future
Parents Pour Le CLimat
Unis Pour Le Climat

Germany

Christians for Future Leverkusen
P4P Hamburg
Parents for Future Germany
AG StopÖkozid@
Artists4Future Nbg
Bremen parents for future
Christians for Future
Christians for Future Brandenburg
Extinction Rebellion Familien
Extinction Rebellion Familien Göttingen
Fossil Free Berlin
Fridays for Future Landshut
Grantparents Hannover
KLIMA WANDEL KERPEN
Klimatreff Werl
O4F Kempten
Oldies for Future Nürnberg
Omas for Future Würzburg
Omas for Future, Regional Group Allgäu
OS klimaneutral
P4F Marktoberdorf
P4F Munich
Parents for Future Bad Hersfeld
Parents for Future Bad Krozingen
Parents For Future Berlin
Parents for Future Bielefeld
Parents for Future Bonn
Parents for Future Bornheim/Swisttal/Weilerswist
Parents For Future Bruchsal
Parents for Future Buchholz
Parents for Future Darmstadt und Umgebung
Parents for Future Dresden
Parents for Future Duisburg
Parents for Future Düsseldorf
Parents for Future Essen
Parents for Future Eutin
Parents for Future Freiburg
Parents for future Göttingen
Parents for Future Gütersloh
Parents for Future Hamburg
Parents for Future Hameln / Weserbergland
Parents for Future Hannover
Parents For Future Heidelberg
Parents for Future Heilbronn
Parents for Future Herford
Parents for future Herzogenaurach
Parents for Future Juelich
Parents for Future Kassel
Parents for Future Köln
Parents for future Kreis Viersen
Parents for Future Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden
Parents For Future Lemgo
Parents for Future Leverkusen
Parents for Future Mainz
Parents for Future München
Parents for Future Münster
Parents for future Neukirchen-Vluyn
Parents For Future Nordfriesland
Parents for Future Nürnberg
Parents for Future Oberhausen
Parents for Future Oberhavel
Parents For Future Oldenburg
Parents for Future Oy-Mittelberg
Parents for Future Ravensburg
Parents For Future Teltow-Fläming
Parents for Future Tübingen
Parents for Future Uckermark
Parents for future Wetterau
Parents for future Winsen
Parents for Future Wismar/NWM
Parents for Future Würzburg
Parents4Future Bocholt
Parents4future Deggendorf
Parents4Future Frankenthal
Parents4future Ortsgruppe Aachen
ParentsFor FutureBorken
Parentsforfuture Altkreis Lüdinghausen
ParentsForFuture Regensburg
People and Parents for Future Mannheim
People for Future Frankfurt
People4Future
PFF Schwerin
PfF Sonthofen
SAARLAND FOR FUTURE

Ghana

Strategic Youth Network for Development

India

AMYAA NGO
MIKC
My Right To Breathe
Parents against Pollution
Saviour Convent School Group
Shemrock Rampurhat Pre school
Warrior Moms
Warrior moms Punjab

Ireland

Elders for Earth
Parents for future
Mayo Mums

Israel

Parents for Climate Israel
(Tel Aviv - Yafo parents association (P.T.A
Parents for climate - Jezreel Vally
Parents for climate - Ness Ziona
Parents For Climate - Tel Aviv
Parents for Climate Israel - HaSharon
Parents for Climate Kiryat Tivon
Parents for Future Modiin
Parents for future TLV - Compost team

Italy

Parents for future Italia
Bosch
Casa dei bimbi
Extinction Rebellion Families Trentino - South Tyrol
Parents for future
Parents For Future Arezzo
Parents For Future Bologna
Parents For Future Castelfranco Emilia (MO)
Parents for future Ferrara
Parents For Future Forlì
Parents for Future Genoa
Parents For Future Lomellina
Parents for future Milano
Parents For Future Palermo
Parents for future Roma
Parents for Future Tortona
Parents For Future Venezia
PFF Melegnano

Japan

CASE for Humanity

Jordan

Dibeen for Environmental Development

Kenya

CLIMATE CHANGE KENYA ORGANIZATION
Parents for Future Kenya

Latinoamerica

PFF Latam

Mexico

Colectiva Zurciendo el planeta
Padres por el Futuro MTY
Asociación Estatal de Padres de Familia de Nuevo León
Comité Ecológico Integral
Gream Team Tonalli
Papás FORMUS por el planeta
PBS (Parents for a Better School) - San Roberto International School Campus San Agustin
Unión Neoleonesa de Familia

Netherlands

ISH Parents Committee
Parents for future
Radical Being Community

New Zealand

Fridays For Future Aotearoa New Zealand
Parents for Climate Aotearoa
Whareroa Farm Education Co-Op
Multiples Canterbury

Nigeria

Children's Centre Library, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Equity Watch Initiative
Green Knowledge Foundation
Parents for Future, Nigeria

Norway

Foreldreløfter

Poland

Fundacja Rodzice Mają Głos
Fundacja "Biegamy z Sercem"
Fundacja "Dziecko w Centrum"
Fundacja Dajemy Dzieciom Siłę (Empowering Children Foundation)
Fundacja Dzieci w Nature
Fundacja Dzieciom POMAGAJ
Fundacja KiDs
Fundacja Mlekiem Mamy
Parent in the City Foundation
Rodzice dla Klimatu Kraków
Rodzice Publicznego Przedszkola nr 3 Niezapominajka w Świebodzicach
Rodziny bez granic / Families without borders
Society Polish Grannies
Stowarzyszenie Rodzice Razem

Portugal

Associação de Pais da Escola Profº Francisco Sanches
Associação de pais da Escola Secundária Braamcamp Freire
ASSOCIAÇÃO DE PAIS DE FRADELOS
Associação de Pais e Encarregados de Educação da EB1/JI da Garapoa
Associação de Pais e Encarregados de Educação do Jardim de Infancia Fonte Feto
Associação Pais EB2/3 Celeirós
Lisbon for Parents
Parents for future
Parents for Future Porto
Parents For Future Portugal
Parents for Future Portugal - Lisboa

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone School Green Clubs (SLSGC)

Slovakia

DocUnion NGO
Mother center NEVEDKO
Planet Lover
Rodinné centrum Prešporkovo
Rodinne centrum Racik
Znepokojené matky

South Africa

Earthchild Project
Earthlife Africa
Woman of change

Spain

AMPA CEIP Maximiliano Gil Melián
AMPA PLACIDO FLEITAS
Madres por el Clima
MADRES POR EL CLIMA CANARIAS
Madres por el clima Región de Murcia
Nais polo Clima

Sweden

Parents For Future Sweden
Våra barns klimat
#grandparentsforfuture Skarpnäck
FFF Karlstad
FFF Munkedal
FridaysForFuture, Skövde
Grandparents for Future Stockholm
Grandparentsforfuture
grandparentsforfuture Piteå
Klimatgruppen Österåker
Parents For Future Norrtälje
Parents For Future Umeå
Parents For Future/Dalarna
ParentsForFuture Karlskrona
Parentsforfuture Stockholm
ParentsForFuture Sunne
The Researchers Desk
Våra Barns klimat Huddinge

Switzerland

Genitori per il clima
Grands-parents pour le climat / Klimagrosseltern Schweiz

Uganda

Children's Climate
Kibengo Youths Care Activists

United Arab Emirates

Warrior moms
XR Grandparents and Elders

United Kingdom

Mothers rise up
Parents For Future UK
XR Families
A Space 2 Grow
Be The Future
Bear Cubs Toddler Group
Better Streets for Grove Park
Big Dreams Little Footprints
Boscastle School Association
Bounds Green Sustainability group
Branching Out Sabden
Buttercup Learning
Carolside Primary School Parent Council
Chalford Greens
Chapel Allerton Primary School Parent and Staff Association
Cheadle Climate Group
Chickpeas
Clean School Air
Climate Ready Schools
Coconut nursery
Coconut Nursery Parents
Corpus Christi School Parents’ Association
Crouch End NCT Group 2015
Dance Like a Mother CIC
Dara Learning Group
East End Outside
Eastfield infant and nursery, year 1 parents
Eco Action Families
Eco Colchester Parenting
Extinction Rebellion Hackney Family
FACE - Families Acting on Climate Emergency
Fairlawn parents
Fireflies Forest School
Gavinburn Parent Council
Greenwich Sustainability Hub
HEART Community Group
Helpfulkidz
Hillhead Primary Parent Council
Islington Clean Air Parents
Kid’s Make
Knackered Mums Eco Club
Lake Street Nursery trustees
Little learners
Lockleaze Community Climate Action
Love the leaf
Marshside Primary School PFA
Meanwood Valley Woodchips
MindYourFootprint
Mini Millfielders
Mitcham Parents Network
Mothers Rise Up Scotland
Mothers Rise Up West Midlands
Mothership
MothersRiseUp
Mothers’ Climate Action Network (Mothers CAN)
Mums for Lungs
Mums For Lungs E17
Nature Fledglings
NCT Gloucester Road 2017
NCT Leeds
New Hinksey School Association
Oldfield Eco Group
Parent Carers Unite
Parents food group
Parents for Future Bedfordshire
Parents for Future Bristol and Bath
Parents For Future Edinburgh
Parents for Future London
Parents for Future Oxford
Parents for future Scotland
Parents For Future Sunderland
Parents For Future SW London
PFF South West London
Planet & People
Plastic Free Combe Down
Rousham Road Green Parents
Rowanbank Environmental Arts & Education
Scarlet Class Trafalgar Infants Parents
Sedgeberrow bumps and babies group
Sheffield Green Parents
Small Actions
Small Stories
Society of Feminist Mothers
Southwell mums
St Julian's School Association
St Vincents Primary PTA
St Werburghs Primary school Green Parents Group
Stepping Hill Antenatal Group December 2019
Stonegate School PTA
Swansea Parents supporters of Youth Strike
Swop Shop Parents
The creative co-op
The Forge Eco Kids
The Friends of Holymead Primary School
The Motherload
Tooting parents network
Walters Way Families Association
Wellfield Infant PTA
West Green kids
Widcombe Schools Green Team
Wild Leaf Play
Woking XR Families
XR Abingdon Parents and Carers
XR Families Haringey
XR Families Leeds
XR South Devon Families

United States

ClimateMama
Elders Climate Action
Moms Clean Air Force
Mothers Out Front
Science Moms
Talk Climate
Third Act
US Parents for Climate Action
350Brooklyn Families
All Nations Health Center
Arizona Climate Action Coalition
Belmont mother’s club
Climate Action Families
Climate Dads
Climate Kids Club
Families For a Future
Families for a Livable Climate
Families for Climate
Future Fighters
Highland Community School Parent Board of Directors
Kat Kat Adventure
MAST PTSA Green Champions
Miami Dade county council PTA
Mothers & Others For Clean Air
Mothers Out Front- Westchester Rivertowns
Mother’s together
Noah’s Parents
Parents for Future Denver
Parents For Future Miami
San Carlos mother’s club
Sunrise Kids NYC
The Lilies Project
The Parents' Climate Community
Tinker Tree Play/Care
Trinity Presbyterian Mother’s Group
Vote Like a Madre
Waterspirit
Welcome To Earth

Uruguay

Parents for future Uruguay

Vietnam

Parent-Led Climate Vietnam

Zimbabwe

Manica Youth Assembly Trust

Number of parents-groups that have signed the letter: 488

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