Across Europe, people-powered movements are organising to prevent the roll out of new fossil fuel projects. In this webinar, we focused on unpacking key frontline infrastructure battles, exploring why current fossil fuel sector and political contexts are ripe for finance campaigns, and discussing an upcoming mobilisation on 15th September 2018.
Defunding Fossil Fuels in Europe – with Robbie Gillett, 350 Europe Finance Campaigner
Presentation of a new report on the financial flows to gas and coal projects in Europe including the TAP pipeline in Italy and the Groningen gasfields in the Netherlands. Which banks have provided the money to Europe’s top fossil fuel companies? What is the strategy behind Defund campaigns? When is a good time to intervene? Slide presentation here.
Lessons from past campaigns against the banks:Defund #DAPL. with Chihiro Geuzebroek from the campaign against ING and ABN in Amsterdam
How did people across the world target the banks in support of Standing Rock and to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline? How did people take action in the Netherlands, Sweden, France, UK, Germany and Spain in support of this frontline struggle? Slide presentation here.
Taking a deeper look at the finance industry with Claire Hamlett, Banktrack
What’s been happening recently over the last 2 – 3 years in the battles against fossil fuel financing? What victories have been achieved, how is the industry responding and what opportunities lie ahead for climate activism in the financial sector? Slide presentation here.
15th September 2018, Ten Years On – Not With Our Money with Clémence Dubois, 350.org France Head Campaigner
Let’s go big and everywhere. Saturday 15th September 2018 is a global day of finance campaign action to mark the ten year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse. Fossil fuel finance is on the table. Here’s how you can plug-into the day of action wherever you live. Watch Clemence’s presentation below.
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Defund Fossil Fuels – a European Guide
In addition to the mobilisations, protests, camps and actions taking place this summer, 350 is developing defund strategies to remove the financing that makes new coal and gas projects possible – and to continue the de-legitimisation of fossil fuel interests.
With the scaling up of the Fossil Free campaign, and the ramping up of several iconic infrastructure campaigns around the globe, cutting off the finance to these projects provides an additional strategy for climate justice organisers.