What we want to achieve
Sign our Petition to help save the Ionian Islands
A PARADISE UNDER THREAT
A paradise of majestic marine life, iconic habitats and top touristic destinations of unique natural beauty; The Ionian Sea including Paxos and the waters around Crete are in danger. A 60.000 square kilometer marine area, equal to twice the size of Belgium, has been conceded to multinational oil companies for oil and gas exploration and drilling, threatening our paradise.
Oil exploration and drilling pose an unprecedented environmental threat with severe and irreversible impacts on:
The area conceded for oil exploration and drilling is home to rare and threatened species such as sperm whales, bottlenose dolphins, monk seals, loggerhead sea turtles and deep sea corals.
Tourism and fisheries provide an income for hundreds of thousands of people in coastal communities. Their livelihoods depend on a thriving ecosystem.
Limiting temperature increase to 1.5 °C, as the Paris Agreement requires, is incompatible with new hydrocarbon projects.
THE END OF THE OIL AGE
Thousands of progressive companies, communities, cities, and countries are pledging for a renewable energy future while a global movement is rising against fossil fuels. We call on the Greek Government to immediately ban new hydrocarbon exploration and drilling, following the recent examples of Spain, France, Italy, Croatia, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and New Zealand. It is in Greece’s interest to fight for a resilient climate, thriving seas and a clean energy system.
SAVE YOUR PARADISE
We are calling upon Greece’s friends from around the world to show their solidarity and sign our online petition that aims to halt new oil drilling in Greece. By signing the petition you will help us protect your own paradise, since Greek islands are among the most favourite tourist destinations in the world.
Join our campaign and save the Greek seas and islands.
Sign our petition on AVAAZ here:
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