BJHRF COP 21 Appeal to World Leaders

The United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris is only a few weeks away. This global conference is our last chance to tackle catastrophic climate change. If the negotiations fail, there is no plan B – COP21 is effectively the end of the line.

Since launching the petition, BJHRF have received a tremendous response and received the support of: Frederic Mion, President of the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), Craig Calhoun, Director of the London School of Economics (LSE), John Joughin, Vice-Chancellor of the University of East London (UEL), Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, many of the Laureates from the Right Livelihood Awards, also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize including Alan Rusbridger, the former editor of The Guardian, David Suzuki, Scientist and Broadcaster; NGOs including: Sir Ghillean Prance, Scientific Director of the Eden Project, Scientist John Hemming, Chairman of Hemming Group, Peter Bennett, Executive Director of Rainforest Concern, Simon Counsell, Executive Director of the Rainforest Foundation UK, David Krieger, President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, John Sauven, Director of Greenpeace UK, Homero Aridjis, president of the Group of 100 and Emeritus PEN International; from the entertainment world: Patrick Stewart, Stephen Fry, Livia Firth, film producer and Creative Director of Eco-Age, filmmaker Eva Aridjis; architects:  David Chipperfield; art world: Thaddeus Ropac, Julia Peyton-Jones (the Serpentine Gallery), Nicholas Logsdail (the Lisson Gallery), Yoko Ono, Bill Viola, Antony Gormley, Jules de Balincourt, Not Vital, Robert Longo, Richard Long, Raqib Shaw, Jason Martin, RETNA (Marquis Lewis), Ghazel; UN Amir Dossal, Executive Director of UN Office for Partnerships, and many many others.

The Foundation would be most grateful if you could sign the petition by sending an email to