We have our work cut out for us: greenhouse gases are continuing to rise while countries, development agencies and banks continue to fund the fossil fuel industry and the development of new fossil fuel infrastructure. The world’s public and private financiers are backing false solutions, with natural gas and nuclear power in the forefront.
￼￼Maintaining global warming below 2°C — our best chance for a livable planet,￼￼ requires a dramatic and rapid shift off fossil fuels. That means stopping fossil fuel funding now: We must not allow a penny more to go to activities that are destroying the planet￼￼. Funding must also be fully redirected in support of a transition toward just and sustainable societies.￼
A People’s Tribunal heard testimonies from people impacted by fossil fuel projects, and judged their finance as climate crime.￼
We met at sunrise for ￼￼a mass movement￼￼ in iconic Paris so that our voices could be heard loud and clear and to appeal to France and the international community to finally take action and to demand that France lead by example.