Fossil Free Europe

Fossil fuel companies have been driving the climate crisis and delaying action on climate change for decades.

From May 5 – 13, join thousands of people everywhere to highlight the impacts of our institutions’ investments in fossil fuels and demand they do the right thing: divest!

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It’s simple. We need to keep fossil fuels in the ground to avert a climate crisis.

If it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong for our universities, pension funds, places of worship, cities, museums and banks to profit from that wreckage.

Divestment campaigns are weakening the fossil fuel industry’s political and economic stranglehold over society. Every time a respected institution publicly breaks its ties with fossil fuels, we chip away at their power to carry out immoral business plans, and we open up space for just climate solutions to flourish.

The stakes have never been higher — our changing climate is leading to ever more dangerous extremes. Flood disasters have more than doubled in Europe in the last 35 years. Droughts, heatwaves and storms are causing more deaths. An unpredictable climate damages people’s livelihoods, from farmers losing crops to seasonal workers who rely on snow or sunshine.

This May, we’re coming together right across Europe, and globally, to escalate our campaigns for divestment. It’s time for our institutions to take the moral high ground and divest from disaster.

Join the Global Divestment Mobilisation —  organise an action that helps to highlight the destructive climate impacts of your target institution’s continued support for the fossil fuel industry.

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Online Workshops

Want to find out more about the Global Divestment Mobilisation?
Watch one of our online workshops!


Tuesday 4th April, 6:30pm BST(GMT + 2) / 7:30pm CEST

We’re powerful when we take action together – but what comes next? In this webinar, we talked about how to use your action as part of the Global Divestment Mobilisation to build more long-term local people power, and how to absorb all the new interest your action will generate locally into your group and harness it into a long-term win. , and how you can harness that interest and power to win.

Useful resources:

Guide on how to grow your divestment campaign
Fossil Free DNA slideshow
Fossil Free Campaign Staff Contacts
Next Webinar on the Sweden GDM Plans

Wednesday 22nd March
, 6:30pm UTC / 7:30pm CET

We heard from divestment campaigners that have ramped up the pressure and successfully taken their campaigns to the next level – both in Berlin and Edinburgh. We ran through how to change up your tactics and make progress in campaigns that feel a little stuck. Check out the Escalation Guide to accompany this online workshop and consider how it can help you plan the most effective action tactics for your Global Divestment Mobilisation event this May.

Useful resources:
Escalation Guide – how to shift your campaign up a gear


Monday 13th March, 6:30pm UTC / 7.30pm CET

We heard from divestment campaigners in South Africa and New Zeland and discussed why GDM is focusing on the impacts of climate change. Watch the recording to get ideas for creative actions you can take that feel relevant for where you are and for your divestment target.

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