Simple actions you can take as the climate negotiations enter their last days
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COP27 is entering its final days. I wanted to update you on developments in Egypt and invite you to join with climate activists and campaigners from around the world as we do one last push together for the best possible outcome.
First of all - a huge thank you to everyone who joined us for the COP27 photo action last Saturday. It was great to see such a good turnout! The action got lots of media coverage - pushing our demands for climate justice at COP27 into the public spotlight. If you’d like to increase the action’s impact further you could retweet some tweets about it here [[link removed]] and here [[link removed]].
Retweet media coverage of the action [[link removed]]
You can read about the photo action in the Irish Times here [[link removed]] or see a video snippet from Virgin Media’s coverage of it below.
A number of staff from Stop Climate Chaos member organisations are over in Egypt at the moment. They’re working hard to push Irish politicians to up their game and their ambition at COP27 and act more constructively in the negotiations.
Yesterday evening several Stop Climate Chaos member organisations co-signed a letter to Eamon Ryan and the Irish COP27 delegation urging them to advocate for a COP27 outcome that includes fair and ambitious commitments on emission reductions and climate finance. We’re now trying to get as much publicity as possible for that letter. Could you help us by retweeting it here [[link removed]]?
Will you help push Ireland to fight harder for a good COP27 outcome? Yes, I’ll retweet the letter now [[link removed]]
A lot happened last night. The draft COP27 outcome text was published and it includes a number of flaws and loopholes that we’re worried about.
The text doesn’t mention phase out of gas and oil and it uses a lot of loopholes that could be used to continue fossil fuel production and consumption. We’re also very concerned that the EU is again refusing to support the establishment of a Loss and Damage Finance Facility - which is crucial to support countries in the global South who have contributed least to the climate crisis but are suffering most from its impacts.
Loss and Damage Finance is a crucial climate justice issue - rich countries such as those in the EU bloc owe climate vulnerable countries money for the damage our emissions have caused. Refusing to pay that money - and to even set up a finance facility to handle that money - is just not good enough.
Clare O’Connor from Stop Climate Chaos member organisation Friends of the Earth has been talking about these issues in a short video that you can watch here [[link removed]]. Friends of the Earth has also tweeted her video at Irish politicians, urging them to up their game as COP27 enters its final days.
Could you retweet Clare’s video to increase its impact? Yes I’ll retweet Clare’s video now [[link removed]]
Remember, the COP27 text that was published last night is just a draft. There’s still time for it to be edited and improved. The more noise we make in favour of fair and ambitious climate action and climate justice the better. If you’re on Twitter I really hope you can retweet some of the tweets mentioned above to add to our calls for climate justice.
And if you’re not on Twitter don’t worry - you could always pop your TDs an email or give them a call to say how important climate action is to you. Every action you take is important - beyond COP27, engagement with TDs will help the campaign for a strong Irish Climate Action Plan, due to be published next month.
Stop Climate Chaos
Stop Climate Chaos is a coalition of civil society organizations campaigning to ensure Ireland does its fair share to tackle the causes and consequences of climate change.