To: Minister David Parker
Phase-out of fossil fuel
To avoid the worst impacts of the climate crisis, we need to quickly move beyond gasoline to clean up alternatives. We cannot afford to wait.
Transportation powered by gasoline and diesel is the main source of carbon emissions, contributing to warming temperatures on land and in the oceans, leading to unprecedented natural disasters.
Why is this important?
The extraction, transport, refining and use of petroleum and petrol cause damage to people, air, water, land, animals and plants.
Our health matters
In cities around the world, air pollution from toxic vehicle fumes and emissions from dirty power stations is damaging our health. Together, we’re going to end the air pollution crisis once and for all. Because no-one should have to worry about what they breathe. We’re calling on politicians to do more to make sustainable transport an option for us all, and we’re pressuring polluting companies to clean up their ways too.
Do you want to live in a city where the air is clean to breathe, where public transport is cheap and convenient, and where roads are safe for pedestrians and cyclists? Cities should be built around people, not cars. To protect ourselves and the planet, we need to end the age of the fossil fuelled car. It’s already happening, but it’s not happening fast enough. That’s where you come in.