DEAR WORLD LEADERS: SIGN THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON EARTH DAY...

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The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis.

In December 2015, representatives from 195 countries reached a landmark global agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that could avert a climate catastrophe. On April 2—Earth Day—U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting a signing ceremony in New York. It’s a chance to celebrate a new direction for the planet and for world leaders to publicly show their countries’ commitment to climate action.

The only problem: World leaders haven’t sent in their RSVPs.

The actual signing/approving by the national government can be done in-country any time from April 22, 2016, through April 2017. For the agreement to come into force, there must be at least 55 countries representing 55 percent of emissions by April 2017.

Let’s make sure all our world leaders uphold their pledges to sign the Paris Agreement. Add your name today to press world leaders to join the signing ceremony on Earth Day, April 22, in New York.

To: President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Jacob Zuma, President Dilma Rousseff, President Benigno Aquino III, and other world leaders who approved the Paris Agreement

Last December, I was inspired as nearly every country in the world came together to be part of the Paris Agreement to stop climate change. With the agreement in place, it’s now up to leaders like you to turn that agreement into real action. That’s why I’m urging you to follow through on your country’s commitment to climate action by attending a public signing ceremony of the Paris Agreement on Earth Day.

We don’t have time to waste. We’ve seen the face of climate change in extreme wildfires, record heat waves, crippling typhoons, devastating droughts, and air pollution so thick, kids can’t go to school in some cities. All around the world, people have called out to leaders like you in every language imaginable to solve this crisis and create a sustainable future for all of us. Implementing the historic Paris Agreement is our chance to do that.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has personally invited you and other world leaders to sign the historic Paris Agreement at U.N. headquarters on April 22—Earth Day. On this day dedicated to honoring the planet, show the millions of us who just want to protect our precious home that you’re serious about climate action. I’m counting on you to sign the Paris Agreement to help create a future we can be proud of. We’re all counting on you. This Earth Day, support the most important climate agreement ever made.

Sincerely,

[Your name here]

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