Climate World

Greta Thunberg wants your signature to ban construction of oil gas & coal extraction sites

Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is staging a climate strike in the Swiss mountains, and she wants your signature to ban the construction of oil gas and coal extraction infrastructure. The petition requesting a million signatures is 200 thousand names shy within about 12 hours of being published.

Just ahead of a climate protest planned for the World Economic Forum this week in Davos, Switzerland, Thunberg and some big names in youth climate activism have launched a series of campaigns, one of which is a dramatic email attached wherein a trending petition demanding a halt to new oil and gas projects.

The Cease and Desist Notice circulated widely on social media and email blasts on Tuesday, calls for oil and gas CEOs to “immediately stop opening any new oil, gas or coal extraction sites, and stop blocking the clean energy transition we all so urgently need.”

The notice fingered oil and gas CEOs for not only ignoring the impacts of fossil fuels on the environment, but misleading the public and deceiving politicians on the climate crisis.

She has also led previous Davos demonstrations, including the 2020 School Strike for Climate, also known as Fridays for Future.

The Cease and Desist Notice reads;

To Fossil Fuel CEOs:
This Cease and Desist Notice is to demand that you immediately stop opening any new oil, gas, or coal extraction sites, and stop blocking the clean energy transition we all so urgently need.We know that Big Oil:KNEW for decades that fossil fuels cause catastrophic climate change.
MISLED the public about climate science and risks.
DECEIVED politicians with disinformation sowing doubt and causing delay.

You must end these activities as they are in direct violation of our human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment, your duties of care, as well as the rights of Indigenous people.

If you fail to act immediately, be advised that citizens around the world will consider taking any and all legal action to hold you accountable. And we will keep protesting in the streets in huge numbers.

Vanessa from Uganda, Greta from Sweden, Helena from Ecuador, Luisa from Germany

About the author

Modester Kamupinda