Major milestone: 1000+ divestment commitments
As the 24th global COP climate conference comes to a close in Poland, our mission remains crystal clear: we have to take down the fossil fuel industry and fight for a just 100% renewable energy future.
Today, we celebrate a HUGE milestone in the worldwide movement to take down the fossil fuel industry that is driving us to catastrophic climate breakdown.
Over 1000 institutions worth almost 8 trillion USD (7 billion Euro) have committed to divest from the world’s biggest oil, coal and gas companies.
With the IPCC’s stark warning that we have just two years to keep temperatures from warming above 1.5 C, this is a pivotal moment for the Fossil Free movement to celebrate our rapid progress. And to take stock of the mammoth task still ahead of us all:
People power can tip the scales. Watch the video to see what our movement is capable of when we work together!
This momentum has been driven by a people-powered grassroots movement – ordinary people like you and me pushing our local institutions to take a stand against the fossil fuel industry driving the wildfires, droughts, hurricanes and floods that we’re experiencing. Tomorrow, you’ll see this in action as school kids go on strike to call for climate justice everywhere.
Ours is a movement that refuses to wait on politicians or the market to save us. Join us
We can build a Fossil Free world powered by a 100% just and renewable energy —by holding our leaders accountable or voting them out of office, by protesting in the streets, by organising in our communities, and chipping in whatever money and time you can spare.
We’ve got a short window of opportunity. But as we scale up for the fight of our lives, remember to look to the people around the world who are in this fight with you on the front lines and see just how much we can accomplish when we work together for a Fossil Free world.
Please do share the video to celebrate this milestone with your community and invite more people to join us!
via 350.org – Movement Dispatches and Climate News http://350.org