We are all connected to institutions that we have entrusted to look after the public interest and good. From local councils and governments, to universities, private or public banks and religious institutions, many of these institutions, however, continue to support the fossil fuel industry whether it is within our knowledge or not.

In order to prevent catastrophic changes to our climate and to avoid its impact in communities and lands, 80% of the proven reserves of proven coal, oil and gas should be left unused in the ground. These institutions have a responsibility to not support industries whose business bear destructive consequences in the environment and should provide 100% investment for a renewable future to achieve climate justice.

Given that we have to leave 80% of the proven reserves of coal, oil and gas in the ground in order to avoid catastrophic changes to our climate and its impacts around our community and lands, these institutions have a responsibility to stop supporting an industry whose business model is based on wrecking our future, and they should invest our 100% renewable future for climate justice now.

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