Stop Coal-Fired Power Plants Undermining Global Climate Deal

power-plants-by-Aske-Holst

Target: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Park Geun-hye

Goal: Criticize nations for plans to open dozens of new coal-fired power plants despite the global climate deal that was just reached.

Japan and South Korea are burning more coal than ever and plan to add at least 60 new coal-fired power plants over the next 10 years despite a recent global climate deal reached by nations across the world. The countries’ plans seem to go against their commitments to reduce CO2 emissions.

Additionally, Japan’s target for emissions reductions is far smaller than many other countries, coming in at less than half of the target reductions for Europe. Critics say Japan and South Korea could have pledged to reduce their emissions by far more than what they did.

In a time when climate change is becoming a bigger issue that requires the commitment of everyone on Earth, it’s a disgrace that Japan and South Korea aren’t doing their part. Tell officials their plans to use more coal is wrong and they need to make a larger commitment to reducing emissions.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Park Geun-hye,

Both of your countries have plans to open up new coal-fired power plants despite the known effects of coal on the environment. To make matters worse, leaders across the globe recently reached a global climate deal to fight climate change and reduce emissions, and your commitments to reductions are pitiful.

We are seeing the harmful effects of climate change more and more with each day. Your complacency to enacting real change in how you operate in order to save our Earth is unacceptable. Your plans to use more coal should be stopped and you must make a bigger commitment to reducing emissions.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Aske Holst

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2 Comments

  1. michael guest says:

    Using more coal increases global warming and affects climate change. All fossil fuels need to stay in the ground. Keep fighting to stop them!

  2. “The human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future – deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities and the spread of disease.” — The World Watch Institute

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