G20: Green Jobs and Stimulus Now

To President Nicolas Sarkozy and the leaders of G20 nations:

We call upon you to cooperate on a bold plan for global sustainable economic recovery, focusing on green job creation and investment in the future. Cooperative global leadership is necessary to prevent a downward economic spiral and lift tens of millions of people out of poverty.

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Above: former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown sends an urgent message, recorded in Bhalswa slum in Delhi, India

This week, we could turn the tide of the global recession which is threatening progress on everything we care about, including strong action on climate change. It has already plunged 100 million people into poverty and unemployment.

Right now, French President Sarkozy, the new chair of the G20 group of the world's largest economies, is deciding the group's agenda. Experts have urged the G20 to urgently halt protectionism and cuts and launch a coordinated global green jobs and stimulus plan to save millions.

Former UK PM Gordon Brown has urgently appealed to Avaaz to act -- a wave of public pressure now can persuade President Sarkozy to lead. Click above to watch Brown's appeal, and sign the petition!

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