Avaaz stood up to fight climate change in the Paris Climate Accord. Eighteen months previously, Avaaz was told by leaders there was no political, or public action available. They did not believe this, and the People’s Climate Marches were the result. In 2014, and 2015, they mobilized over 1.5 million marchers, caught the attention of the politicians, and started a political momentum. There were a lot of people who contributed to the marches, but the goal of an enormous mobilization came from Avaaz. They raised most of the funding necessary, and took the responsibility for the logistics involved and more information click here.
The field efforts, and members of Avaaz resulted in hundreds of thousands of marchers. The framework they used was an open source, and this provided encouragement for hundreds of additional groups to join the march. The partnership between the media team of Avaaz, and 350, made sure this march had more coverage than any other march in decades. The work Avaaz did with governments brought world leaders, and thirty cabinet members into the heart of the march. This included the French ministers involved in the Paris talks, and the UN Security General. When they marched with the members of Avaaz, it was power in motion and follow his Twitter.
The following months saw Avaaz lobbying governments to embrace a world using 100 percent clean energy for power. This led to a historic victory when the G7 summit stated they intended to begin moving the world away from fossil fuels. As one of the largest polluters in the world, this was highly significant. The press was stunned, and headlines appeared all over the world. In the final negotiations in Paris, Avaaz worked 24/7 to stop the blockers, support the champions, and ensure the deal was made. Once again Avaaz saw the world’s need for help. Once again, Avaaz was there to give the world what they needed and learn more about Avaaz.
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