Power Down Petition

Please Sign the Power Down Petition

...and help stop climate suicide

We the undersigned demand that the European Commission, the European Parliament and all EU member states take a lead role ahead of agreement by the global community in preventing catastrophic climate change by powering down the excesses of the EU fossil fuel economy and by taking strong action to preserve and restore vital carbon sinks, including tropical rain forests and peatlands. For Power Down to be effective it needs to include 5 policies;

  1. Commit to a 'power down' target of 9% per annum reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions (60% by 2016, 90% by 2030) adjusted to per capita emission rates for each country
  2. Include aviation emissions and their full 'forcing' effect within the 9% per annum power down target
  3. Utilise the policy mechanisms of Contraction and Convergence and Carbon Rationing to ensure that 'power down' is equitable and enforceable
  4. Agree an emergency global convention to:
    a) end logging and deliberate burning in all old-growth forests
    b) protect and restore global peatlands, most urgently in south-east Asia
  5. 5. Win early agreement with the international community to institute global 'power down'
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