#StopJackdaw Week of Action, Aug 20 - 27

From August 20th to August 27th, thousands of people across the UK will come together to #StopJackdaw and all new oil and gas fields. Join us.

On June 1st, the UK approved the Jackdaw gas field. With that decision, the UK government decided to place the narrow interests of Shell and its shareholders over the public good. We won't let that stand. We’re going to pressure the UK government to reverse their decision on Jackdaw and use every tool we can to delay and eventually stop this field.

Jackdaw is the largest gas field to be approved since the IEA said we can't have any more new fossil fuel projects if we want to stay in safe climate limits. Jackdaw's gas won't lower energy bills but burning it would create the same amount of pollution as half of Scotland’s, or more than all of Ghana’s annual emissions.

And the fight does not end here. Jackdaw is just the tip of the iceberg. The UK wants to approve dozens of new fossil fuel projects by the year 2025, AND is set to launch another licensing round for new oil and gas exploration this autumn. We need to build the momentum and strength of our movement against oil and gas expansion now so that we have the power to fight back stronger with every field that comes through the pipeline.

To #StopJackdaw, we need people across the UK taking action using a range of different tactics. Whether it's putting up stickers and posters in your neighbourhood or organising a rally at your town hall, now is the time.

So, starting on August 20th, we're taking the fight back to the Government, to Shell and to every oil and gas producer who thinks that they can burn our future and get away with it. We will not let them go ahead with Jackdaw, and we will continue to build a coalition strong enough to force the government to commit to no new fossil fuels and a just transition for all.

We've stopped Shell once already. Last year it pulled out of the huge Cambo oil field in the North Sea because of our actions. We can do it again. Wherever you live, you can take part in the #StopJackdaw week of action. Here are a few ways how:

Organise locally

To #StopJackdaw and all the new oil and gas projects that the UK government wants to push forward, we need people across the entire UK taking action using a range of different tactics. Whether it's putting up stickers and posters in your neighbourhood or organising a rally at your town hall, now is the time.

We'll have resources and toolkits for you to take action in your town or city. Once you have an idea of what you want to do, register your action here and we'll help get the word out.

Pressure your MP or MSP to commit to #StopJackdaw

No politician can stay silent on Jackdaw and new oil and gas fields. Over the course of the week, we'll pressure as many MP and MSPs as possible to commit to do everything that they can to #StopJackdaw and all new fossil fuels. From asking for a meeting with your MP/MSP, pushing for a response on twitter, to challenging them publicly, there are many ways to pressure politicians.

We'll celebrate commitments to oppose Jackdaw and we'll bring the spotlight on all the MPs and MSPs that refuse to fight for a liveable future. We’ll be here to support you in whatever way you want to ask your MP/MSP to publicly oppose Jackdaw.

Take action online

We'll be developing a rolling list of digital actions that you can take anywhere. Whether it's on someone’s feed or their inbox, we want #StopJackdaw to be inescapable that week. The UK government and the politicians supporting their approval of new oil and gas fields need to feel the pressure. Help us make some noise.

Now is the time to act

We've seen the damage caused by 1.2C degrees of warming alone, with so much devastation already underway in the most vulnerable areas, and wildfires and extreme heat now even hitting the UK. We cannot let this get any worse. We cannot afford new oil and gas fields.

Shell thinks Jackdaw is going ahead. They couldn't be more wrong. See you on the 20th.

If you have any questions about the #StopJackdaw Week of Action, please email action@stopcambo.org.uk.

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