Invitation to Participate
Climate Scorecard and our partners invite all concerned organizations to join the Partnership Campaign to save the Paris Agreement. The Campaign is targeted at getting countries, especially leading greenhouse gas emitting countries, to strengthen the ambition of their pledges to the Paris Agreement before the Agreement goes into effect. If you agree with the following campaign statement please let us know (see contact information below) and paste the following message, along with the Partnership Campaign logo on your organization’s website and social media. The message should say:
Support the Campaign by Posting this Message and Campaign Logo
“We support the Partnership Campaign to persuade all countries to strengthen the ambition of their pledges to the Paris Agreement before the Agreement goes into effect in 2020. Unless countries strengthen their pledges, the Paris Agreement, and the world community of nations will not succeed in their important goal to protect our planet from the life threatening widespread damages of global warming.”
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About the Partnership Campaign
Recent scientific evidence* suggests that emission reduction pledges that countries have made to the Paris Agreement are too low to prevent the planet from warming beyond the dangerous global warming tipping point of between 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius. Therefore,
Climate Scorecard is inviting all other concerned organizations to join us in developing a partnership Campaign to ensure that the Paris Agreement achieves its goals.
Our message: Leading greenhouse gas emitting countries need to strengthen the ambition of their emission reduction pledge to the Paris Agreement before 2020.
Our campaign is focused on raising public awareness and putting public pressure on leading greenhouse gas emitting countries to significantly strengthen the ambition of their emission reduction pledges before the Agreement goes into effect in 2020.
Partners in the campaign will support the core message of the Campaign (see above) by posting it on their website and social media pages. They also are encouraged to develop messages and materials that can be used by concerned citizen groups and other advocacy-based organizations to target Environmental Ministers and other key country level climate change decision-makers with suggestions as to how their Paris Agreement pledges can be strengthened.
Some suggested examples of ways in which leading greenhouse gas emitting countries can significantly strengthen the ambition of their pledges include:
1) Adopt the immediate goal of a 50% reduction in their 2018 CO2 emissions level by 2030, and include a plan for reaching that goal**
2) Adopt the long-term goal of achieving net zero emission status by 2050, and include a plan for reaching that goal
3) Eliminate reliance on Business As Usual*** scenarios, make pledges unconditional, and use a baseline year of 2018
4) Enact new policies and/or strengthen existing policies that improve energy efficiency in all major sectors (buildings, transport, energy, agriculture), reduce the use of fossil fuel and eliminate the use of coal, scale-up the use of sustainable and low-carbon energy, use the best available technology to support energy efficiency and carbon reduction, and support environmental-friendly lifestyle changes
*See United Nations Environmental Program “Gap Report” (2017) and World Meteorological Organization Statement on the State of the Global Climate (2017) and Climate Action Tracker’s assessments of country Paris Agreement pledges (2017)
** A 50% reduction in emissions globally equals 2.13 Gt C or 1 PPMV CO2
** *Business as Usual refers to emission reduction pledges based upon socio-economic data projections and existing but no new climate change policies
Confirm Your Organization's Participation in the Partnership Campaign
Please let us know if your organization will participate in the Partnership Campaign by posting the Campaign message of support and logo on your organization’s website or social media pages. Contact Ron Israel and/or Kristin Hope at Climate Scorecard: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com