Hundreds of thousands expected to join global climate marches this weekend:
Today’s the day! Hundreds of thousands are taking to the streets across the world. Together we Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice as part of a global day of action to demand our elected leaders commit to no new fossil fuels and a just and fair transition to 100% renewable energy.
Pledges to address the climate crisis will continue to ring hollow as long as governments keep propping up the industry that drives it.
Canada announced today that the government will purchase over $4.5 billion in tar sands pipeline assets from Kinder Morgan. Here’s the response from Oil Change International (OCI):
“This absurd miscalculation threatens the climate, jeopardizes the economy, and strips Canada of its commitment to First Nations rights and any remaining credibility it had on climate. This pipeline will not be built, but Justin Trudeau’s legacy as a disgraced climate leader is set in stone.” #StopKM
Read the full statement from OCI: http://priceofoil.org/2018/05/29/canada-purchase-kinder-morgan/
Banking on Climate Change – Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2018:
New report finds that most big banks continue to fund the climate crisis by financing dangerous fossil fuels.
Read more and see which banks made the list in the Banking on Climate Change report.
Shell Game: What Shell Gets Wrong in Its New Climate Report:
“The lesson is simple: If you want to know how to fix climate change, don’t ask a company that wants to sell you more oil and gas.“
It is time for all of the institutions, countries, investors and individuals who are still in the Paris Agreement to stop funding fossils – once and for all.
“Achieving the Paris goals requires stopping exploration for, and expansion of, new reserves, and a managed decline and just transition away from fossil fuel production starting with those who have the means to act first and fastest.”
– – Hannah McKinnon, Director, Energy Futures and Transitions, Oil Change International