Frequently Asked Questions
2016 was the hottest year in history. From record heat and extreme floods and droughts to stronger and more frequent storms, climate impacts continue to devastate the livelihoods of communities all around the world, disproportionately threatening those who have done the least to contribute to the crisis. And all of this is happening at a pace and magnitude far beyond the previous expectations of scientists. We need very swift action on climate change, not words.
We know who is responsible: the fossil fuel industry knowingly perpetuating the climate crisis. Fossil fuel companies have spent the last half a century funding climate denial front groups and orchestrating a campaign to sow deception and block climate action.
It is investments in the fossil fuel industry that funds climate impacts. That’s why our governments, universities, religious organisations, cultural institutions, individuals, and others, must divest and cut ties with this rogue industry in order to curb the worst of future impacts of climate change. We must use every tool in our arsenal to act on the climate crisis. The global divestment mobilization will demonstrate our global power and strengthen national and regional divestment efforts.
- Immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuel companies.
- Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.
- Cut sponsorship ties with fossil fuel companies
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