Today is International Day for the Elimination of Racism, and as we celebrate the incredible achievement of the 1.6 million strong, student-led School Strike for Climate, we are holding space to express our grief for our Muslim community, and pledge our commitment to fighting white supremacy in our climate work.
On the same day that the global School Strike for Climate mobilised the largest global climate mobilisation ever, we were reminded in the most horrific of ways of the growing threat of white supremacy and Islamophobia as 50 people were killed in a terrorist attack in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Today, the government of Norway announced a recommendation for the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund, worth $1 trillion, to divest more than $7.5 billion of holdings from upstream oil and gas industries. This proposal will next be put to a parliamentary vote.
Despite the grave threat of climate change and the repeated calls of the Bersihkan Indonesia Coalition, neither presidential candidate even mentioned climate change during this week’s environmental debate.