How We Work

Who we are, what we stand for, and where we’re going.

We believe in a safe climate and a better future — a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people. Here’s how we get there:

*The number 350 means climate safety: we must reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere from >400 parts per million to below 350. More →

350* is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.

That movement is rising from the bottom up all over the world, and is uniting to create the solutions that will ensure a better future for all. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions bring together a global network active in over 188 countries. You can read more about our history here.



1) Keep carbon in the ground

  • Revoke the social license of the fossil fuel industry
  • Fight iconic battles against fossil fuel infrastructure
  • Counter industry/government narratives


2) Help build a new, more equitable low-carbon economy

  • Promote investment in community-based sustainability solutions
  • Support communities confronting the impacts of climate change & building climate solutions for an economy free of fossil fuels


3) Pressure governments into limiting emissions

  • Run local and national campaigns targeting leaders
  • Capitalize on big regional and international events, like climate negotiations and economic summits



Principle #1:

We Believe in Climate Justice

Climate change isn’t a distant, abstract problem — it’s here, today. People all over the world are feeling the impacts, from island nations that are going underwater, to indigenous land being exploited for fossil fuel extraction. The fight against climate change is a fight for justice.

That means listening to the communities who are getting hit the hardest, and following the leadership of those who are on the frontlines of the crisis.


Principle #2:

We’re Stronger When We Collaborate

Climate change isn’t just an environmental issue, or a social justice issue, or an economic issue — it’s all of those at once. It’s one of the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced, and we’re going to have to work together to solve it.

That means bringing people together — not just environmentalists, but students, business owners, faith groups, labor unions, universities and more—and building diverse coalitions that are strong enough put pressure on governments and stand up to the fossil fuel industry.


Principle #3:

Mass Mobilizations Make Change

By now, it’s obvious that world leaders are incapable of solving this problem on their own. We need to get out in the streets and make our voices heard — that’s how we demonstrate our power as a movement, and that’s how we force our governments to make the right decisions.

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