G8: TIME TO LEAD ON CLIMATE CHANGE

G8: TIME TO LEAD ON CLIMATE CHANGE:

Petition to Japanese Prime Minister Fukuda and G8 leaders:

The world can't wait for urgent action on climate change, and it is your responsibility to take the lead. We urge you to set binding targets to cut greenhouse gases by 2020, in line with what scientists say is needed to avert a climate catastrophe. Rich countries must help developing countries adapt and embrace a clean-energy future, and all must do their fair share to reduce emissions in time. Our common humanity demands nothing less.
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G8 summit begins on the same day as the Tanabata festival, when citizens write their wishes on pieces of paper and hang them from Bamboo trees.

Our climate hangs in the balance at the 2008 G8 Summit. Rich countries need to commit now to mid-term targets to cut emissions. Scientists agree these targets are critical to avoid climate catastrophe. Everyone is looking to Summit chair Japan for bold leadership to ensure rich nations make progress.

Avaaz will attend the July 7th Summit to deliver a worldwide public outcry to G8 leaders for strong climate commitments. This is our chance to urge rich country leaders for bold action on climate change. We don’t have a moment to spare -- sign the petition now!

**UPDATE** On Wednesday, June 18, Avaaz and our friends at GCAP delivered a worldwide public outcry for strong G8 climate commitments to Japanese PM, Yasuo Fukuda. See the photo below -- the campaign goes on!

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