Thousands of people will join the climate negotiations, the COP 21, in Paris this year to discuss a new agreement. Under the expiring Kyoto Protocol, nuclear energy is rightly excluded from the possible solutions available to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Yet the nuclear industry, in collaboration with certain nations, is lobbying for their dangerous and polluting technology to be seen as a climate-friendly option. This would obstruct real progress in protecting the climate.

An example of these lobbyists is EDF, world’s biggest electricity generator. Which is running many nuclear and coal plants all over the world and all French nuclear power plants. They are shamelessly using the context of climate negotiations to promote its nuclear electricity as climate-friendly and carbon-free… And EDF is also one of the big sponsors of the COP 21!

EDF’s argument is misleading: the nuclear industry does emit greenhouse gas, particularly during uranium mining! Nuclear power manifests a wide range of human rights violations, from the rights to life and health, to disproportionate impacts on indigenous peoples, women, children, and future generations. No matter what else EDF claims.

It is quite remarkable that they are a sponsor of the climate negotiations.

EDF is shamelessly using the context of these negotiations to promote its nuclear electricity as climate-friendly and carbon-free, which we all know not to be true.

Even a French panel on advertisement ethics declared in June of this year that this argument is misleading: the nuclear industry does emit greenhouse gas, particularly during uranium mining! Nuclear power manifests a wide range of human rights violations, from the rights to life and health, to disproportionate impacts on indigenous peoples, women, children, and future generations. No matter what else EDF claims.

We cannot sit by and do nothing while the nuclear industry is lobbying for their dangerous and polluting technology to be seen as a climate-friendly option. This would obstruct real progress in protecting the climate. Therefore we are asking people to expose EDF on International Action Day September 26th.
Join us in exposing EDF.

  • Join the ‘Don’t Nuke the Climate’ campaign’s Thunderclap by donating a tweet or facebookpost: http://thndr.it/1ipFw1C
  • Tweet and share on social media: “Tell @EDFenergy #nuclear can’t save the #climate: too dirty, too dangerous, too expensive, too slow. #exposeEDF #EDFMenteur
  • Take a picture with #exposeEDF/ #EDFMenteur at an EDF office or facility and upload it to social media on September 26th. We can send you a Don’t Nuke the Climate flag and help you find a location. Please email us.
  • Please sign the petition of our French partner Réseau “Sortir du nucléaire”. http://sortirdunucleaire.org/CO2-mensonge-EDF The petition will be online from the 24th of September.

Courtesy: WISE International