How exactly are we going to achieve this ambitious goal? By focussing on these three key interventions that are stronger when used together:
1. No fossil fuel projects anywhere
In the past 10 years, we’ve stopped massive fossil fuel projects and will continue those fights. Now is also the time to move beyond stopping individual pipelines, coal mines and wells into securing moratoriums on massive fossil fuel reserves, widespread fracking bans and coal phase-outs.
2. Cut off finance flows to the fossil fuel industry
We need to take divestment to the next level and stop the flow of money that’s funding fossil fuel infrastructure. We will continue to support grassroots resistance at infrastructure projects around the world and aim to highlight the connection to the banks and insurers that make these projects possible. This means a new way of doing business across our societies and an end to all investments, loans, and insurance for the fossil fuel industry.
3. Advocating for an inclusive transition to renewable energy & social justice for all
This just transition looks different everywhere, from a Green New Deal and Climate Reparations, to communities leading the transition to renewable energy, and an international recovery from COVID-19 that puts people’s health and economic stability before the interests of corporations.
You’re in this fight with us! If your 2021 resolutions are the same as ours (saving the planet) then here are some ways you can get in on the action.
Help stop fossil fuel finance
Millions have mobilized to stop the climate crisis from getting worse. Now’s the time to follow the money and pressure all banks, insurers, and governments to stop funding fossil fuels. Are you going to help us stop fossil fuel finance?https://t.co/aqP074BAe5
— 350 dot org (@350) January 19, 2021
Join us as we work to turn off the money tap to fossil fuels, much of which is funded by public money – YOUR money. As the world mobilises to begin an economic recovery from the effects of the COVID pandemic, we’re going to make sure that any recovery packages or stimulus are directed towards a green and just recovery. We can’t go back to business as usual, it’s time we start investing in a safer future for all. Sign up here to help stop fossil fuel finance.
As we launch into a new decade, with different political developments and with a shifting landscape of actors in the wider climate movement, 350.org wants to share our updated vision and inspire people everywhere to join the fight for climate justice, which means an end to the fossil fuel industry. The only way we will be strong enough to put pressure on governments and stand up to the fossil fuel industry is if we all work together. Watch and share this video to get inspired.
Continue organising safely in your communities
Much like the climate crisis, this COVID-19 outbreak challenges us to think about resilience and the communities and social solidarity we’ll all need for an uncertain future. These are unprecedented times, and people around the world have found creative and innovating ways to continue putting the pressure on our leaders, demanding a just recovery and bold climate action. If you’re feeling a little uninspired or looking for ways to safely and effectively call for change, this Coronavirus Organising Guide is a good place to start.
Tell your story
Stories have the ability to compel people to act and stay involved. They hit people in the heart and help take situations beyond a headline or a fact, turning it into something that remains. Especially in the face of the climate crisis, we need storytellers around the world to communicate their realities, their victories, and their hopes.
Do you want to join a community of climate storytellers? We’re going to be launching soon a new online space for anyone who wants to share their creativity to help support climate campaigning. Get inspired, get creative, and sign up for the Climate Storytellers Community.
Last year was tough and you are powerful, simply for making it through the many battles that we were faced it. In 2021, we are going to effect even greater change and bring down the systems that have, for so long, failed to prioritise people and planet. It’s going to take all of us, but we are confident and we are hopeful. Stay tuned for more ways you can get involved!