The United States may have rejected the Paris Climate Accord, but virtually every other nation on the planet signed on and work will now move forward to tackle one of the most pressing problems of our times – climate change.
Even the rejection of Paris by the U.S. is being blunted as individual American states and cities have vowed to move forward with implementing the goals of the accord without the help of the federal government.
This historic event may never have happened without the work of Avaaz, the world’s largest and most effective online advocacy group. Avaaz is an Internet-based activist organization established in 2007 by a coalition of other groups that already had a track record of bringing about positive change.
Just a year before the Paris Accord was approved by 174 nations and the European Union, it was widely expected the landmark agreement was dead in the water. The political will to act was just not there, and the general public felt powerless to do more.
But then Avaaz sprang into action. It put together the People’s Climate Marches of 2014 and 2015 bring out more than 1.5 million people into the streets. They demanded action. It was a serious wake-up call for politicians. The massive outpouring engineered by Avaaz moved mountains – in this case, the mountainous mass of opposition for taking responsibility for climate change.
Avaaz is an Internet-based organization with nearly 50 million contributors from citizens in countries all over the world. Anyone can sign up in minutes on the Avaaz website. No matter what your social concern or problem, Avaaz can be the key to allowing you to get things done.
In the past 11 years, Avaaz has solved problems of poverty, battled the chemical giant Monsanto and worked to preserve the rain forests, to name just a few of its documented accomplishments.