Over the last 12 months almost 120,000 of you have stood up and asked for stronger action by financial institutions and governments to say goodbye to fossil fuels and bring in a future powered by renewable energy.
With your invaluable support, we have been asking for faster and greater investments in renewable energy.
This September, when world leaders gather in New York for the UN Summit on Climate Change, we will attend knowing we have your voices behind us, insisting on a renewable future!
By 2030, the world needs to triple its investments in renewable energy to help avert a climate catastrophe! This enormous challenge can only happen with a radical change in the political will at the highest levels… and with your support, that’s exactly where we’re going.
The Global Climate Movement
The world is way behind the level of investments needed to bring a renewable economy into reality, but in the last year, various climate focused campaigns have started a call for more and faster investments in renewable energy and transition away from fossil fuels.
The United States announced an end to investments in coal projects overseas and called for multilateral banks to do the same. Five Nordic countries stood with the United States and announced the end of public financing for new coal-fired power plants overseas, except in rare circumstances.
More than half the world’s population lives in cities and over 70% of all fossil fuel related CO2 emissions today are generated by these residents. Over the last 12 months, cities across the globe have committed to a future powered by renewable energy and city leaders are urging governments for faster action on investments in renewables.
The World Bank took the lead to end support for coal by committing to fund coal power plants in only the ‘rarest of circumstances’. The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) both introduced new lending criteria to cut back on funding for coal.
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