1. we share a Theory of Change for how divestment can tackle the climate crisis.
2. we share the open-source Fossil Free identity and tools that bind our diverse campaigns together.
3. we commit to the same organising principles for how we work together.
What binds our campaigns together into a powerful movement is our shared commitment to upholding and spreading these principles:
We are inclusive
Climate change isn’t just an environmental issue, or a social justice issue, or an economic issue — it’s all of those at once. It’s one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced, and we’re going to have to work together to solve it.
We embrace and actively welcome the talents, energy & commitment of all individuals volunteering their time to the divestment movement regardless of their background, ethnicity, religious or spiritual belief, gender and sexual orientation. We react immediately against disrespect.
Our movement is built on the relationships of its participants. We will work every day to build trust, respect and reciprocity among members of the Fossil Free movement. We assume all Fossil Free campaigners have good intentions.
We understand that a shared identity makes our movement stronger, and that we are all responsible for co-creating and maintaining that public image.
We’re all leaders
Fossil Free groups are autonomous and responsible for ensuring their organising, facilitation, decision making, communications, tactics and actions are consistent with these principles and the movement’s theory of change.
We encourage a variety of decision-making tools and processes within campaigning groups. This can range from consensus on key strategic decisions and thorough consultation to inform ‘big’ decisions, while entrusting day-to-day decisions to working groups and smaller teams.