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To: Department of Foreign Affairs

PH Need to Call for UN Climate Action

PH Need to Call for UN Climate Action

Philippines is suffering from the climate crisis. The youth seeks for the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs to let their story be heard in the International Court of Justice. Such an opinion will assist Philippines, and other countries, in understanding their legal duties regarding climate change impacts.

Why is this important?

Philippines is suffering from the climate crisis. The youth seeks for the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs to let their story be heard in the International Court of Justice. Such an opinion will assist Philippines, and other countries, in understanding their legal duties regarding climate change impacts.

Last year the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change released a special report (http://bit.ly/reportIPCC) stating that global change needs to happen before 2030 if the planet is going to reverse the impacts of climate change.

We are hatching a global legal adventure. The 'I am Climate Justice Movement', sparked by the youth of the world wishes for us to be the change that we want to see. First, please make a Pledge (http://bit.ly/ICJMypledge) to take simple steps for personal change. When we have changed inside, we will ask for change outside.

We are asking governments around the world, including the Philippines, to support a UN Resolution at the UN General Assembly in September this year triggering an International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on the duty of States in light of the climate crisis.

Such an opinion will assist Philippines, and other countries, in understanding their legal duties regarding climate change impacts.

Our first step will be sending a letter (http://bit.ly/DFAletter) to the Department of Foreign Affairs on April 22 asking for their support.

On June 5, World Environment Day, we will refile the letter, attached with the signature of the youth from other countries.

We will continue to gather support until the UN General Assembly in September!

Please join us in our legal fun and support this petition!


Reasons for signing

  • 2030 is really an end date. We need to make planet-saving changes within the next two years! Please heed Greta's words, I don't want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day and then I want you to act.'
  • Let's not lose sight of the things that matter!
  • We are doing ourselves a favor!!! To act for our future!!!

Updates

2019-04-21 22:58:57 +0800

1,000 signatures reached

2019-04-12 09:39:53 +0800

500 signatures reached

2019-04-05 12:48:16 +0800

100 signatures reached

2019-04-05 00:14:08 +0800

50 signatures reached

2019-04-04 23:17:39 +0800

25 signatures reached

2019-04-04 22:27:39 +0800

10 signatures reached