06/21/2012 - IIEA Member eNews Alert
International Institute for Ecological Agriculture (IIEA)
Member News Alert 06/21/12
There is a proposal to end fossil fuel subsidies hanging in the balance at the Rio Earth Summit -- and your voice could make a big impact in the next 24 hours.
Right now, oil exporters like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia have succeeded in pushing forward a weak draft agreement that would do nothing to cut polluter handouts, which amount to an estimated $1 trillion dollars. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is arriving in Rio today and has the power to improve the text by adding a clear deadline to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2015.
Thanks to Monday’s TwitterStorm, we now have the Obama Administration on the record supporting our call to action for Rio+20 -- the White House and top Democrats like Nancy Pelosi all tweeted their commitment to #endfossilfuelsubsidies.
Now, we need to hold them accountable to that commitment and turn their tweets into action.
Secretary Clinton is giving an important speech at the Rio+20 world conference on Friday -- and we need to send her a message before she does.
In the last week, over a million people have signed petitions calling for an end to fossil fuel subsidies, and on Monday, our ‘Twitterstorm’ generated over 100,000 tweets to make this the top trending issue worldwide. Thanks to your tweeting, signing, and posting, we harnessed the power of the web and cut through the noise in Rio -- and have made it clear to world leaders that ending fossil fuel subsidies has a clear public mandate.
Now it’s up to Secretary Clinton to put her skills to work improving the Rio+20 deal. Once she enters the conference center at Rio, she’ll be cut off from the outside world and mostly immune to public pressure. But if enough of us sign on to this petition in the next 24 hours, our team here on the ground can get your signatures directly to the US negotiating team before Clinton’s big speech: www.350.org/clinton-in-rio
Make no mistake, the fossil fuel industry and their allies have already succeeded in mostly wrecking the Rio process -- these meetings won’t come close to achieving the transformative agreements we need to save our environment and support sustainable development. But there’s still time to stick it to these corporate criminals and stop our money from funding their climate destruction.
When President Bush came to the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992 he told the world that “the US way of life is not up for negotiation.” We know Secretary Clinton can do better. When she speaks to the summit this Friday, let’s make sure she says, “end fossil fuel subsidies!”
Cast your vote today! http://www.350.org/clinton-in-rio
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