In July, the people that control the budgets of the world’s 20 richest countries – Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors – will meet to discuss how they will spend public money.
In the midst of a global health pandemic, where people have lost so much, will they opt for a ‘business as usual recovery’ and bail out industries that drive climate crisis and inequality – or will they spend money on what people need and want?
Our future hangs in the balance right now: our lives, our economies, our planet. This is public money – and we can not leave it to a small group of ministers to gamble with. We’re calling on them to use our money in ways that will benefit the many, not the wealthy few at the top of dying industries, like coal, oil and gas.
Global grassroots movement 350.0rg wants public money to be spent on dignified, safe, and green jobs; affordable, green mass public transport; and affordable, sustainable housing.
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Share this video today that explains what actions we need G20 finance ministers to take. Can you share it on your social media channels and ask your friends/family to sign the petition?
The Just Recovery Arts Kit has designs for download and guides to create your own art to help amplify our demands for a Just Recovery from COVID-19 that centres people and planet.
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Join a group near you to keep putting pressure on your local and national politicians to push for a just recovery. Our movement grows from the grassroots. Use our map to find local groups near you, or consider starting your own.
We call on our government to uphold these 6 principles at every level of its response as we recover from COVID-19.
We’re organizing teach-ins across the country in support of a Just Recovery.
We need an inclusive bailout, by and for the people.
Stop funding climate criminals! We’re calling on the European Central Bank and President Christine Lagarde: don’t pour billions of euros into dirty fossil fuel corporations.
Tell Boris Johnson: Build Back Better – After lockdown ends, we can’t go back to the way things were before.
Afrika Vuka Caravan – Join us live online every two weeks as we connect with frontline groups exposing the fossil fuel and finance industry’s role in accelerating the climate crisis, and find out how you can take action to support their work.
MUFG, Mizuho, SMBC stop exporting coal power – Help us send a message to the 3 megabanks’ shareholder meetings: “No More Exporting of Coal-Fired Power”.
Japan and Japanese banks lagging behind global leaders in decarbonization race. Learn about the state of public support for fossil fuels by the Japanese government in comparison with G20 countries and reduction targets under the Paris Agreement.
Junk the Anti-Terrorism Bill – There can be no Just Recovery if we undermine citizens rights to free speech, dissent and dignity.
Pacific Island Leaders must take strong and decisive action on the climate crisis and a Just Recovery by responding to key policy demands.
Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia
We’re calling for a global response to COVID-19 that will ensure a fair and just recovery for all in the light of this crisis.
Following major campaign wins against pipelines in the U.S., climate activists around the world look to G20 finance ministers, who meet to discuss pandemic response spending next week.
We’re still in a climate emergency. And that emergency interacts with the pandemic in frightening ways. If global leaders don’t act, vulnerable communities will keep facing multiple impacts of COVID-19.
Decisions made by rich economies will have a huge effect on the health and well-being of people around the world, particularly those already on the frontlines of the climate crisis. We must challenge these countries when the global spotlight is collectively on them.
What does a Just Recovery mean for you, and what’s most important to you as we recover from this global health pandemic?