The appeal makes for sobering reading, given that it was made by 160 winners of the world's most prestigious environmental awards:
"Aware that the UN Climate Summit in Paris in December 2015 may be the last chance to agree a treaty capable of saving civilization"
The appeal calls for the world's philanthropic foundations to pull investments from fossil fuels and trigger a survival reflex in society, by transferring released funds to renewable energy investments.
Adversity often brings opportunity! Here is a chance for us all to work together as a "World Team" to bring about the changes in government and society that will safeguard future generations. There is indeed plenty of cause for hope. Can civilisation display strength, peace, purity and unity for the common good?
Mankind has managed, in a period of perhaps just 100 years to cripple our planet's life systems. Biodiversity has fallen dramatically, as we enter the 6th mass extinction.The vast majority of scientists conclude that climate change is a reality, and that unlike the past, this time it has been created by humans. Politicians have failed to act, hence the call from the EEF to foundations and philanthropists. A new approach is needed as there is not enough time for second chances.
A strong catalyst is needed to create the necessary change, and it comes in a pure form - Green Politics.
But there is a second catalyst - YOU!! There are millions upon millions of people in the world who DO care passionately about the planet. We need to harness that energy so that it can be used to create cultural & political change that protects and enhances the amazing biodiversity work and climate-action projects that are being carried out by volunteers and charities across the world.
In the UK "Team4Nature" (@MMNNActionUK)(3) has gained over 20,000 followers in 7 months because of a strong team ethic, which is placing it in the top 30 world influencers of Green Infrastructure on Twitter.
Passion and teamwork DO add power to a good cause. Individually we can do little. Together we CAN create change. We have an ambitious aim but we need YOUR help! We have created @MMNNGreenWorld(4) on Twitter and our objective is to assemble 100,000 passionate followers to influence change.
Please, if you support us, then use our bio or extracts from our mission statement to spread the word, asking others to join our world-gathering. By natural growth we can hope to attract 15,000 followers by the end of this year. With your help, spreading the word, we can roll that out 10-fold! We ALL have the power to create change!
First, an opportunity to create history by signing the world's largest petition, asking the governments of the world to focus policies on "people and planet", whilst supporting local economies via community farming and energy projects.