For Immediate Release
Lindsay Meiman, firstname.lastname@example.org
350.org On Germany Receiving Fossil Of The Day At COP23
WASHINGTON - In response to Germany receiving Fossil of the Day at COP23, 350.org issued the following statements:
“Merkel and the upcoming government have a moral and political responsibility to enact an immediate coal phaseout alongside an end to all fossil fuels. Germany, and the world, needs to urgently transition towards 100% renewable energy for all to keep warming below 1.5 degrees. People from all walks of life are taking action to stop major fossil fuel projects, from the massive coal mines in Germany to the new gas mega-pipelines pushed by the EU and beyond. All of us know we need bold action now. And if it’s not coming from the government, it’s coming from the people.” Olivia Langhoff, 350.org Program Director
“Germany’s coal poses a direct threat to Pacific Islands and our people. Germany needs to phase out coal immediately to keep global temperature rise below 1.5C and give us in the Pacific a fighting chance for survival! We’re not prepared to let the fate of the Pacific be determined by politicians that put profits and polluters before people. We know that people in Germany and around the world are in this fight with us. Where politicians like Chancellor Merkel fail, it’s up to us to keep it in the ground.” George Nacewa, Climate Warrior from Fiji
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