Kung Flu was the best thing to happen to the plutocracy
[image: Three women have the power to make it happen…]
In days, Europe could put forward a *bold, green Corona recovery plan* that
would be a beacon of hope for the rest of the world — *but big polluters
and coal-loving governments are trying to derail it!*
To fight back, Avaaz is joining a massive group of influential politicians,
scientists, academics, business leaders and civil society, to back an
ambitious green recovery for Europe.
*And these three women have the power to make it happen:* EU Commission
President Ursula von der Leyen, Europe’s top banker Christine Lagarde and
German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Let’s embolden them with 1 million signatures from all corners of the
world, *making sure they stay strong, face down the lobbyists and lead us
towards the green future we need*. Join now with one click — key
parliamentarians will deliver our voices straight to Europe’s leaders and
the media in a crucial session next week!
* To Commission President von der Leyen, Chancellor Merkel, Christine
Lagarde and all EU leaders: You’ve got the power to lead Europe and the
world out of the dark days of this pandemic towards a brighter, greener
future. You can make the Green Deal our Recovery Deal by investing hundreds
of billions a year to create green jobs and make our economies clean and
fair. We count on you to put a climate bank and a climate budget at its
heart, and ensure that all money is spent in line with the Paris agreement.
It is time to move away from dirty fossil fuels, tax large corporate
profits, and unleash the clean energy revolution we so desperately need.
Together, we are strong enough to fight back and recover from this virus.
We are generous enough to ensure no one is left behind. And we are wise
enough to ensure this recovery does not lay the foundations for even worse
climate crises in the future. *
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With hope for the future,
Luis, Alice, Pascal, Patricia, Bert, and the whole Avaaz team
Polluter bailouts and lobbying during Covid-19 pandemic (The Guardian):
Coronavirus recovery plan ‘must tackle climate change’ (BBC News):
Why climate change is a pandemic in slow motion (and what that can teach
us) (The Correspondent)
Creating Jobs Saving Lives EU
Time to invest in a healthy future: Time for a green & just recovery
(Transport & Environment)
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