WWF supports global climate marches calling for a fast and fair exit from fossil fuels

Posted on September, 15 2023

More than 650 actions in 60 countries are set to take place as mass, coordinated mobilisation demands a rapid, just, and equitable end to fossil fuels


New York, USA (15 September) From September 15-17, people on every continent are marching, rallying and striking for an end to the era of fossil fuels devastating our climate and worsening inequality.

The Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels calls for nations to renew and enhance their commitments for a rapid, just, and equitable phaseout from fossil fuels in favour of sustainable renewables.
 
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF global climate and energy lead, said: "Our world is changing faster than predicted, and we see it every day. The climate crisis affects every corner of our planet – from the poles to the tropics, and from the mountains to the oceans. People and nature worldwide are already feeling the effects: water supplies are shrinking, extreme weather events increasing in frequency and intensity, forests burning, and coral reefs dying.
 
"This is not a problem for the future. It is a challenge for us now. Inspiring us is a generation of young people who realize that they have the power to drive change, to call leaders to account, to be ambitious and bold.
 
"This weekend, hundreds of thousands of young people will turn out in capital cities around the world to amplify the growing demand for the phasing out of all fossil fuels – the main cause of climate change. And we must all join them, because achieving a future that is clean, fair, and green will require action by everyone, today.''


Contact

Robin Harvey,  Media Relations Manager | WWF International rharvey@wwfint.org

More information about the Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels is available here

Notes

Please find the global map of marches and activities

Organizations endorsing the Global Fight to End Fossil Fuels and the NYC March to End Fossil Fuels, as well as the Friday’s for Future Germany events. Please note there are many more organizations involved, who may have not officially signed on at the time of publication.  
Climate March 2019 in New York, New York.
© WWF-US / Keith Arnold