A people-powered movement breaking the power of the fossil fuel industry
About Fossielvrij NL
We believe that people power is the way to build a safe climate and a better, just future. The Fossil Free movement in the Netherlands consists of hundreds of volunteers, local and thematic groups, and a core team of a handful paid employees.
Our mission is to build a strong, community-based movement to break the power of the fossil fuel industry. This opens up space for a fast, just transition toward 100% renewable energy for all.
The climate crisis is here and now. It is unacceptable that the Netherlands’ largest bank – ING – pumps our money into fossil fuels. Help us raise the pressure: ING, stop financing oil, coal and gas!
Thanks to our movement, the public debate in the Netherlands has shifted: the fossil fuel industry is no longer seen as part of the solution, but part of the problem. Together, we ensured that prominent public institutions have cut their ties with oil, coal and gas companies.
After seven years of campaigning, ABP – Europe’s largest pension fund – announced in 2021 they will divest from all fossil fuels.
Thanks to Fossil Free Culture NL, prominent cultural institutions like the Van Gogh Museum and Het Concertgebouw have cut their ties with oil giant Shell.
Thanks to Fossil Free Advertising (Reclame Fossielvrij), Amsterdam has become the first city in the world to ban fossil fuel advertising. Many cities are following suit.
A worldwide movement
We are part of 350.org, an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. 350.org supports this website, and hosts our mailing list and digital platforms.
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