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 consists of hundreds of volunteers, local and thematic groups, and a core team of a handful paid employees.

Our mission


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.


What have we achieved so far?


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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Will you support us, so we can launch ambitious campaigns to turn things around for our climate and communities?