• The Sustainability for Students Team

February Petitions

One of the best forms of environmental activism: signing petitions. Here is your monthly’ rundown of environmental petitions you may wish to sign


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Recognise Climate Refugees


Climate refugees don’t have any international legal status, or protection. Can you sign the petition calling on world leaders to change this, and protect the most basic human rights?

Environmental Justice Foundation

Stop plans for a new coal mine


West Cumbria Mining is trying to build the UK’s first deep coal mine in 30 years – a project that would undermine the UK’s chances of meeting its climate targets.

Under intense pressure from passionate local campaigning in Cumbria, and facing the threat of a legal challenge, former Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick decided to "call in" the controversial Cumbria coal mine decision. The final decision about the climate-wrecking mine will rest with the government – after a public inquiry.


Friends of Earth

JPMorgan Chase Bank, world's top funder of fossil fuels, must divest now

Mr. Petno, we do not seek green-washing. Going "carbon neutral" in Chase Bank’s internal operations, or pledging money to new renewable infrastructure will be fast offset if the bank remains a massive carbon emissions enabler. We all have a part to play in solving this terrible problem. Chase must stop funding fossil fuels.


Stop the Greenwashing of Gas and Nuclear Power in the Taxonomy

​By trying to put a green label on an outdated fossil fuel like gas and on problematic and expensive nuclear energy, the European Commission is delaying our European energy transition. Our best guarantee for secure, sustainable and affordable energy is scaling up investments in renewables. We can’t afford to lose time and confuse investors by polluting the EU rules on sustainable investments with fossil gas and nuclear power. Stop the greenwashing of fossil fuels and nuclear power!

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Members of the European Parliament for the Greens/EFA

Cut energy bills and make polluters pay

Enough is enough - we demand government intervention to immediately deliver an affordable price cap on energy bills and to commit to ambitious investment to insulate homes and develop secure, domestic, renewable energy sources, paid for by taxing fossil fuel companies.

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