Renewable Energy for All

Earth Day Network and TckTckTck are proud to announce a joint collaboration to mobilize communities worldwide to advocate for a sustainable future through the Renewable Energy for All campaign. The campaign will  promote renewable energy initiatives and build support for comprehensive action at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in 2012 (Rio+20).

Earth Day 2012, which occurs eight weeks before Rio+20, will provide an international platform to mobilize support for the campaign and generate momentum for the conference in June.  With the support of millions of individuals, organizations, and governments, the campaign will call upon the world leaders at Rio +20 to embrace clean, efficient energy solutions and develop a comprehensive plan for sustainable development.

Specifically, the Renewable Energy for All campaign will call upon world leaders at the Rio +20 Earth Summit to:

  • Agree on a long-term vision that inspires decision makers, triggers incentives, and bases the green economy on a 100% clean and renewable energy system.

And:

  • Commit to short and medium term actions which will implement this vision.  This means global targets for 2020 of:
    • 30% energy use from renewables.
    • 40% decrease in energy intensity, and
    • Universal access to modern energy services that end energy poverty: this includes clean, reliable and affordable energy services for cooking and heating, lighting, communications and productive uses.

And finally:

  • Commit to national actions that can be implemented immediately (within a 3 to 5 year time-frame) that will put countries on an ambitious pathway to a cleaner and more efficient future. 

Mark your calendars this Earth Day (April 22, 2012), and join Earth Day Network and TckTckTck as we work together with individuals and organizations all over the world to call for clean and efficient solutions that can provide sustainable energy to everyone on the planet. Together we can inspire change and push world leaders to take bold energy action to benefit our climate.

We hope that your organization will consider joining this initiative. With your help, we can lead the charge to secure a sustainable future for our planet.  For more information, please contact John Maleri at maleri@earthday.org.