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June 9, 2021

Read the full sign-on letter (English).

Read in Spanish/español;Portuguese/portuguêsFrench/français; Arabic.

In advance of this year’s G7 Summit, 353 organizations from 58 countries have signed a letter calling on G7 leaders to stop financing fossil fuels; cancel debt payments in global South countries grappling with COVID-19 and climate impacts, and pay their fair share of climate finance to global South countries for climate adaptation among other demands.

In the letter, the civil society organizations write:

“We, the 353 undersigned organizations from 58 countries, call on the leaders of G7 governments to listen and respond to the voices of global citizens calling for climate justice, debt cancellation, and an end to fossil fuel extraction, and take the following actions:

  • Cancel debt payments in global South countries grappling with COVID-19 and climate impacts;
  • Stop all fossil fuel finance from bilateral and multilateral funding sources, and encourage other governments to do the same; 
  • Support mechanisms for countries in the South that will speed up a just transition, and discourage international trade arbitration mechanisms that protect fossil fuel investors;
  • Pay their fair share of climate finance to global South countries for climate adaptation , the development of renewable energy technologies, a just transition to clean energy for workers, communities, and countries, and access to energy for those who currently lack it;
  • Put an end to fossil fuel development in your own countries, including by ending fossil fuel subsidies; manage the decline of existing production of oil, gas, and coal; and rapidly initiate a just transition to clean and safe renewable sources of energy — involving extensive engagement with oil, gas, and coal workers, their unions and affected communities.”

Click here to read the letter and full list of signers (English).

Click here to read the letter and full list of signers in Spanish/español; Portuguese/portuguêsFrench/français; Arabic.

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