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