Don’t get us wrong. We know – just like you do – that governments and companies need to radically up their game. We know big change is needed fast to keep global temperature rises below 1.5C.
But we also know that more and more people – just like you – are taking action to protect our climate.
It’s happening around the world, in schools, in communities, in boardrooms, in parliaments. And it’s happening thanks to Greenpeace supporters like you and players of People’s Postcode Lottery, too.
Funds raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery have been supporting our climate work in recent years, meaning its players are always right alongside us. Every small step forward we take together – like these five recent wins – gets us closer to a more green and peaceful future:
1. Fossil fuels were finally mentioned at the UN’s Climate Summit
The first agreement published at the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow in 2021 didn’t even mention fossil fuels – just like every agreement at every previous COP. So you stepped up.
Greenpeace supporters sent 24,000 emails direct to COP President Alok Sharma in just 24 hours. The result? Fossil fuels were finally included in a COP agreement for the first time. That matters, because it means the world’s governments are now committed to reducing our dependence on oil and gas. Perfect? No. A step forward? Absolutely.
And that’s not all. With your support,young climate activists from the countries most affected by climate change shared their truth with the world’s media. And the 23 short films we made during COP were watched 5.6 million times. That means millions more people now know the reality of the climate crisis.