Fossil Free 2016

 

 


Explainer video (part 2) Save tomorrow - Divest today!

How can YOU divest from fossil fuels? 


Explainer video (part 1) Save tomorrow - Divest today!

More and more people are taking concrete action to stop climate change. How? By joining the fossil fuel divestment movement! 


Podcast with Meyrem Almaci on the divestment movement

The Fossil Free 2016 podcast series explores the fossil fuel divestment movement. Meyrem Almaci, a member of the Belgian Federal Parliament and President of Groen, the Green party of Dutch speaking Belgium, discusses what politicians can do to push the movement forward. Enjoy listening, subscribe, and share your thoughts with us using #FossilFree2016 on social media.


Stockholm divests from fossil fuels: “Having your ears to the ground really helps to move political issues forward”

Stockholm has divested from fossil fuels, joining other capitals like Oslo and Berlin who, under Green leadership, refuse to fund climate harm. We caught up with Katarina Luhr from our national member party Miljöpartiet de Gröna, who is the city's Vice Mayor of Environment. 


The Carbon Bubble’s Recognition in EU Law: A Divestment Movement’s Victory

We celebrate a victory: for the first time ever, the EU has recognised the ‘carbon bubble’ issue in its laws, and this has come about thanks to the Greens. Find out more here.


Norway's capital votes to reduce climate emissions by 95%

The Norwegian capital of Oslo has voted for a new plan to reduce climate emissions in the city by 95 % by 2030, creating one of the most ambitious climate policies in the world. Lear more here.


Capital divestments: Berlin is next up to be fossil free!

On the basis of an initiative by the Greens, the Berlin State parliament adopted a motion to divest its public pension fund. Learn more here.


Ende Gelände

On May 14 2016, Greens from all over Europe demonstrated against coal mines in Lusatia, Germany, an iconic symbol of the fossil fuel industry that is wrecking our climate. There is a global resistance to fossil fuels. It’s time to break free: divest from dirty fossil fuels and transition towards clean renewable energy! 


 "If it‘s wrong to wreck the climate, it‘s wrong to profit from wrecking the climate. Period. End of story.”

Bill McKibben (Environmentalist and Founder of 350.org)


 Come to the protest march against fossil fuel dinosaurs on May 14, 2016!

As part of the global Break Free Week, in which people all over the globe call for keeping coal, oil and gas in the ground, the European Greens are calling out for people to join the central demonstration against fossil fuels that will take place in Lusatia.

Join our Co-Chair Reinhard Bütikofer, MEP Ska Keller and many other Greens from Europe and be part of the movement to divest from fossil fuels!

Find all information here.

Protest against fossil fuels


"Divesting from coal is only the first step"

An interview with Rasmus Hansson, co-spokesperson and Member of the parliament for our Norwegian member party, Miljøpartiet De Grønne, about divestment from fossil fuels and Norway’s role in the movement.

Read it here.


(B)EARTH-DAY PARTY

The 22nd of April was Earth Day. This year, it coincided with the day when a record number of countries signed the Paris Agreement on climate change at the UN headquarters in New York. This is why the European Greens organised an action that took place in Place Luxembourg, Brussels. In order to meet the climate targets, fossil fuels must be kept in the ground, which is why we reiterated our commitment to the fossil fuel divestment movement.  


Podcast with Reinhard Bütikofer on the divestment movement

The Fossil Free 2016 podcast series explores the fossil fuel divestment movement. Reinhard Bütikofer, co-chair of the European Green Party and a Green Member of the European Parliament, discusses the movement with us. Enjoy listening, subscribe, and share your thoughts with us using #FossilFree2016 on social media.


Break Free Week

From 04 - 15 May "Break Free Week" will take place. All over the world, people will demand divestment from fossil fuels, shifting instead towards Green alternatives. Read the article: Embrace the future - Break free from fossil fuels.


Podcast with Oras Tynkkynen on the divestment movement

Oras Tynkkynen, one of the committee members of the European Green Party, discusses the divestment movement with us. Enjoy listening, subscribe, and share your thoughts using #FossilFree2016 on social media.

 


The Carbon Bubble Begens to Deflate

The international community set a strict framework for emission reduction at COP21, meaning fossil fuels must be kept in the ground. Read the article: The carbon bubble begins to deflate.


Germany’s regional elections outcome will boost Green efforts to divest from fossil fuels

With the unprecedented Green success in Baden-Württemberg and possible government participation in two more regions, Greens in Germany will further drive forward divestment from fossil fuels. Read the article: Germany’s regional elections outcome will boost Green efforts to divest from fossil fuels. 


Divestment from fossil fuels - the dinosaurs are losing ground

Important developments in relation to divestment from fossil fuels have shown that this is not only a moral obligation, but also an economic necessity. Read the article: Divestment from fossil fuels - the dinosaurs are losing ground.


The Financial Implications of Fossil Fuel Investments

We caught up with Rosa Stucki from the Belgian non-profit Financité, in order to discuss the financial implications of fossil fuel investments. 

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