On Wednesday, the world’s most powerful finance ministers will discuss the global economic response to COVID-19 at the G20.
We can’t have it focus on business as usual, with mega-bailouts for planet-destroying industries like fossil fuels. But that’s exactly what corporate lobbyists are asking for.
That’s why a leading group of scientists and economists is pushing for a historic recovery package that would feature the fight against climate change, the protection of nature, and help for the world’s most vulnerable populations — as part of the solution.
If they go to the G20 alone, corporate lobbyists will try to dismiss them as out-of-touch elites. But if we can quickly get a million signatures to prove that the people overwhelmingly support the plan, we’ll give them critical ammunition — and give the plan a real chance.