We’re less than two months away from the Global Divestment Mobilisation. Thousands of people around the world will be taking part 5 – 13 May. If you haven’t joined an action yet have a look at the map and find an action in your region or organise one of your own.
This is our chance to stand together with people around the globe to highlight the devastating climate impacts happening due to the fossil fuel industry and demand that our institutions do the right thing: divest!
“It’s not an investment if it destroys the planet”Climate change impacts are real and escalating fast all around us. So why do we keep investing in the corporations making it worse? From 5 – 13 May, everywhere, we’re coming together to call on our institutions to #divest from the fossil fuel industry driving this crisis worldwide. Join an action near you during the Global Divestment Mobilisation 2017. #fossilfree
Posted by 350.org on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Organisers and campaigners are using this opportunity to come together and escalate their divestment and fossil free campaigns. Already there are over 100 events registered across 5 continents. Here’s a small taste of what’s to come:
In South Africa both Fossil Free Stellenbosch and Fossil Free University Cape Town will seize the moment to step up their demands for their universities to divest from fossil fuels. One of them will become the first university on the African continent to divest.
The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice will be organising a mass action in Palawan – Puerto Princesa calling for both local and foreign corporations, banks and financial institutions to divest from coal.
The streets of Taipei, Taiwan will be lit up with street art guerilla actions to demand divestment and spread the message about the devastating effects of the fossil fuel industry on the environment to the locals.
Hundreds of people will come together in the four main centres (Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington) of New Zealand and communities across Australia will rally outside hundreds of Westpac branches calling on Westpac to join the #StopAdani movement and rule out Adani’s disastrous mega coal mine by divesting.
The University of Turku Go Fossil Free group is organising a creative #fossilfree oil spill in the main square In Turku, Finland.
More than 20 local Fossil Free groups in Germany will call on their cities, universities, churches and banks to divest from destruction. A week of actions in Freiburg will focus on divestment, climate impacts and displacement due to climate change. The Catholic Diocese Munich-Freising will face public actions and demands to divest its 2.7 billion Euro and invest in renewable energy systems instead. Groups in Essen, Dortmund and Bochum will highlight the complicity of municipalities and climate wrecking coal company RWE.
The Liberate Louvre campaign will ramp up its demand that the Louvre Museum break its partnership with Total in Paris, France.
Last but not least campaigners in Sweden will be in Stockholm’s Old Town demanding that the Nobel foundation divest from the fossil fuel industry driving climate change causing more and more extreme weather.
What are you doing in May? Don’t wait too long to figure it out — register an event today and we’ll help you figure out how to make it happen with lots of support and resources. Only when we stand together can we stop the fossil fuel industry worldwide.