Stop Environmentally Damning Coal Investments

Target: Li Keqiang, Premier of the People’s Republic of China

Goal: Stop coal investments and enhancements threatening climate pledge and environment.

China has expanded its coal market by over 40 gigawatts over the last year and a half, despite taking part in the pledge to lessen coal usage. In addition to using more of the fossil fuel themselves, they are financially backing coal projects in South Africa, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

China, a country that has relied on dangerous fossil fuels for years, recently took part in a pledge to phase out their usage for the benefit of the environment and the world. China is said to be a global leader in solar and wind power, and last year sold many electric cars. “China can become the world’s foremost clean energy superpower,” said Jeanett Bergan, head of Norway’s pension fund KLP. However, their current actions and decisions regarding fossil fuels do not match their words.

China is one of the biggest and most influential countries on Earth, and their decisions could make or break the Paris climate goals. Sign this petition to urge them to stop their investment in and use of coal.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Premier Li,

China’s recent expansion of its coal market and investments in other countries’ coal projects contradicts the pledge they took with many other countries to phase out their use of this outdated and dangerous fuel. While countries such as the UK have kept their word, China does not appear to be doing so.

China is one of the biggest and most influential countries in the world, with the potential to be a leader in solar and wind power as well as electric car sales. You must live up to this potential by cancelling your coal-related projects immediately. You made a pledge along with many other countries to help create a cleaner environment, and it is your duty to keep that promise.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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