Last month, things got icy at the Ministry of Economy in
Paris. We delivered more than 200,000 SumOfUs members’
signatures demanding that the French government drops its
financial support to Total's devastating new gas megaproject in the
Photo credit : Anna Kurth /
TV and radio crews followed us and our partners from Les Amis de
la Terre and 350. We installed a massive ice sculpture in
front of the Ministry. It spelled €700,000,000 to represent the
guarantee that the French State could grant Total for its
Campaigners behind the stunt (from left to
Anna-Lena Rebaud (Friends of the Earth), Clémence Dubois
(350) et Leyla Larbi (SumOfUs)
Delivery of your signatures to Nicolas
Dufaud, Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Economy and
For hours, the ice blocks melted, just like the Arctic ice pack.
After a while, they disappeared completely, like public money might
vanish in Total's deep pockets.
Your mobilization shed light on this secretive project.
You put pressure on the French government which now faces
The stunt was covered by many: on the
radio, in newspapers, on tv and on social networks
We must keep pressuring Macron! And we need your help to
obtain a firm and definitive NO from the French
you make a monthly donation to strengthen our campaign and put an
end to public funding of oil and gas projects?
Your message is clear as ice: public money must no longer be used
to fund projects that destroy our future, pushing us even further
into the abyss of the climate crisis! Now, let’s ensure that
the French government walks the talk.
You can do these two things to strengthen the mobilization
against Total’s gas megaproject: