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Posted by on Dec 9, 2015 in General News

IPB Thunderclap campaign

Dear All,
We wish to inform you that we recently launched a Thunderclap campaign – namelyDisarm For Our Planet – about the impact of the military on climate change and outcomes that could be achieved through a reallocation of 10% of military expenditure towards climate change spending. (10% = $180bn, far more than the target for the Green Climate Fund!).  We have purposely chosen to run this campaign at the same time as the COP 21 conference in order to reach as many people as possible and get our message into the worldwide debate.

What is Thunderclap?

Thunderclap is a crowdspeaking platform which allows individuals and organizations to spread a message across the Internet via social media. It works almost the same way as crowdfunding, but in this case, if we do not manage to get our desired number of supporters – a hundred – the message isn’t published.

How you can help

The campaign ends on December 13, meaning we only have less than one week left and need your help if we want it to succeed. In order to do so, you can start bysupporting it on Thunderclap by using this link and choosing one of the three options available: support via Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr.

For increased visibility, we will also be very active on social media during the following week. If you have not already, we strongly invite you to follow us on both Twitter and Facebook, and help us by posting/tweeting using the hashtag #DisarmForOurPlanetand liking/sharing/retweeting our posts. For the last couple of weeks, we have been pushing out the IPB message every day with some interesting infographics, so feel free to take a look at them as well! You can find our Facebook page at, our Twitter at and our Instagram @IntlPeaceBureau.

Again, your support is very much needed and appreciated, so thank you in advance!

Best wishes.

Sarah El Gharib and Sarah Lucek, social media and web coordinators.

International Peace Bureau
41 rue de Zürich
1201 Geneva
+41-22-731-6429 SUSPENDED

The International Peace Bureau is a global network dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. We are a Nobel Peace Laureate (1910), and 13 of our officers have also been recipients of the Prize. Or 300 member organisations in 70 countries, and individual members, form a global network bringing together expertise and campaigning experience in a common cause. IPB has UN Consultative Status and is the Secretariat for the NGO Committee for Disarmament (Geneva). Our main programme centres onDisarmament for Sustainable Development, of which the Global Campaign on Military Spending (GCOMS) is a key part.