Keep it in the Ground: Sweden
The Swedish government recently allowed state-owned company Vattenfall to sell their coal reserves in Germany — a decision which means the release of at least 24x Sweden’s annual carbon emissions if that coal is burnt. In response, people are pledging to organise and escalate actions to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
The Rhineland’s lignite mines and coal plants are Europe’s biggest source of CO2 emissions and home to the world’s largest coal diggers – the Bagger 288.
Ende Gelände will make a powerful call to keep Europe’s coal in the ground, in the face of increasingly dangerous climate change.
Here, and no further. Together we will draw a line in the coalfields.