Today, 42 faith institutions from 14 countries announce their divestment from fossil fuels. This is the largest-ever joint fossil fuel divestment announcement by faith institutions.
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To date, over 350 of the 1,400 divestment commitments worldwide come from faith institutions. Their action today puts pressure on governments around the world to enact policies that will lead to a comprehensive and resilient recovery.
This is a clear signal to the rest of the world that any future investments or stimulus funds must reject fossil fuels and provide long-term structural emissions reductions. The solutions to the economic crisis are the solutions to the climate crisis.
It’s high time for governments to accelerate the transition needed towards a 100% renewable energy future. Any financial intervention must put people and their livelihoods at its core.
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