We’re seeing the surge of people power from September’s Global Climate Strike translate in to real change.
Targeted campaigns have achieved big wins in the last two weeks, from a fossil gas terminal blocked in Sweden, to oil and gas exploration held off near one of Brazil’s sensitive coral reefs.
But our work isn’t over — and tragedies like Typhoon Hagibis remind us of the urgency of this moment. If we’re going to keep scoring wins against the fossil fuel industry, we have to continue to ride this momentum.
Enjoy this edition of Fossil Free News, and we’ll be back in two weeks with more climate movement news from around the world — and ways you can get involved.
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No deal: A pristine ocean area in Brazil is safe from oil and gas exploration, after the government failed to auction four blocks affecting Abrolhos National Park. Oil executives admitted they did not make any offers because of pressure from environmental activists. Outside the auction itself, protesters demanded an ocean without oil. More
Japan: Typhoon Hagibis devastated central Japan, claiming over 75 lives as levees broke and floodwaters rose. The damage reveals that existing infrastructure is not enough to protect people in this era of more intense storms fuelled by climate crisis. More
EIB stalls: On Tuesday, the European Investment Bank postponed its decision on whether to end fossil fuel finance, after last-minute lobbying from the gas industry. Its draft policy would have, if approved, ended funding of fossil fuel projects by 2020. Activists have been fiercely campaigning for months – expect them to keep pressure up until the new vote in November. More
You can demand EU Finance Ministers approve this bold new fossil free path and send a signal to banks around the world: