With political unrest around the world and climate impacts intensifying daily, now more than ever we need to stand up to protect our shared environment and be active in shaping a just society.
We know the fossil fuel industry has been corrupting our politics and delaying urgent climate solutions for decades. But as resistance grows and the era of clean, abundant renewable energy draws closer, we can’t let them stand in the way.
This May, thousand of people around the world will be taking part in a Global Divestment Mobilisation, pushing institutions to show political leadership and divest from fossil fuels – it’s time to get involved where you are.
Flood disasters have more than doubled in Europe in the last 35 years. Droughts, heatwaves and storms are already causing more deaths and damaging livelihoods. We can already see the devastation climate change will cause; clearly, it’s wrong for our universities, pension funds, places of worship, cities, museums and banks to profit from the wreckage.
Every time a respected institution publicly divests and breaks its ties with the fossil fuel industry, we chip away at their political power to carry out immoral business plans, and we open up space for just climate solutions to flourish.
This May, we’re coming together right across the globe to highlight the devastating climate impacts caused by our institutions’ continued support for the fossil fuel industry, and demand they do the right thing – join in.
Already, there are events being planned across 5 continents, with inspiring ideas coming out of Brazil, Indonesia, Japan, Australia, South Africa and many European countries.
Whether it’s your university or your local council, your faith group or your workplace – we’re all connected to institutions who shouldn’t be funding the fossil fuel industry. It could be the first event to raise divestment in your community, or a public rally or creative action to push the debate to the next level. The Global Divestment Mobilisation is the chance to organise locally, and act globally – there’s space for everyone, everywhere to take part.
In these challenging political times, we must stand together more than ever. Divestment is a powerful tool to challenge the political might of the fossil fuel industry, and push institutions everywhere to show climate leadership from the ground up.
Get ready to join the Global Divestment Mobilisation where you are – organise an action or event, or join one already happening, and be part of this global movement for change.