Keep the Oil in the Ground in the Amazon



As world leaders gather in New York for an emergency summit on climate change, people will be taking to the streets in the largest climate march in history to demand urgent action. According to the International Energy Agency, two-thirds of all fossil fuels must remain in the ground if we are to avoid a two-degree Celsius rise in temperature that will lead to catastrophic climate collapse. We know we need to keep oil and coal in the ground, so why are we looking for more?
Sign the global petition to stop new drilling in the Amazon!
The Amazon rainforest is an unparalleled global treasure. As the world's largest and most biologically diverse tropical forest covering an area larger than the continental US, the Amazon houses one-third of the earth's plant and animal species, produces a fifth of the world's fresh water and plays a critical role in regulating our global climate as it produces oxygen, absorbs carbon, and drives global weather patterns.
The Amazon is also home to nearly 400 distinct indigenous peoples that depend on this biodiverse region for their physical and cultural survival. For decades, indigenous peoples have protected the rainforest from oil companies and governments in their endless quest to extract fossil fuels.
We need to avoid the toxic legacy of oil contamination caused by drilling in the Amazon, respect indigenous rights and territories, and invest in truly clean and renewable energy. Act today by signing our global call to keep the oil in the ground in the Amazon.


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