The 2023 G7 Summit is an opportunity to mobilize international pressure on the Japanese government to stop financing fossil fuels and promoting false solutions.
The more actions we can organize, the more pressure we can build on Japan. Here are ways to get involved and be part of the growing climate movement, wherever in the world you may be.
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More things that you can do
If you and your climate collective can take action on the Global Week of Action on May 12 – 19:
- Wondering what to do during your mobilization?
- Make sure you document your action using this guide.
- Spread the word about the petition using this Share Pack.
If you want to learn more about climate justice organizing and campaigning:
- Visit the 350 Trainings Website.
- The Climate Resistance Handbook lays out the steps of how groups build a campaign.
- Committed and want to grow the climate movement locally? You can join or start a 350 local group by booking a call with [email protected]!
Frequently Asked Questions
Some climate groups are organizing actions outside Japanese embassies and consulates. Planning is underway to organize roughly 10 actions across Asia, Australia, Europe, and the US. The more actions we can organize, the more pressure we can build on Japan.
You can register your action here.
The calls also aim to get us all connected not only to come up with creative solidarity actions together but also to figure out a way to sustain our climate demands post G7, arching towards other global and regional moments.
We need to continuously organize and campaign to end the era of fossil fuels and power up climate solutions everywhere – and so sustaining our relationships with fellow climate activists is key.
Participants here will be invited to a second call. If you have creative mobilization plans already, you will be given an opportunity to share them to inspire other people in the call – especially those who are new to organizing, who come from smaller climate collectives or who represent community-based groups outside Japan – to take action with us. The goal for the second call is to create a map of actions so we can collectively demonstrate our power and possibly share resources to support each other’s work.
We are also planning a third call before May ends for all action-takers, where we will reflect together on what happened and think about ways to sustain our demands. We will encourage new call participants to join or start local volunteer groups in their area, support more collaborative cross-country campaigns, learn more about climate through training and mentorship opportunities that we’ll share and figure out a way to keep supporting each other in this work.
In 2022, the G7 agreed to fully or predominantly decarbonize by 2035, with coal phase-out by 2030 and ICE phase-out by 2035. However, Japan does not want to give up fossil fuels and is determined to export outdated fossil technologies, rebranding them, to those “less developed” Asian countries in the name of development.
The G7 cannot afford to backslide on items already agreed upon in 2022, and Japan’s attempt to block a clear timeline for coal phase-out and push false solutions like fossil-based ammonia and hydrogen technologies, risk running the G7 over the cliff of climate catastrophe.
As this year’s president, Japan has the opportunity to demonstrate its leadership in raising ambition among G7 and Asian countries in 2023. This means an end to Japanese financing of fossil fuels in Asia and worldwide.