This session, co-organised by Global Justice Now and Friends of the Earth, will introduce how governments and multilateral institutions in the global north are financing fossil fuel expansion in the
This session, co-organised by Global Justice Now and Friends of the Earth, will introduce how governments and multilateral institutions in the global north are financing fossil fuel expansion in the south. The aim is for activists to gain an understanding of how public finance sustains the fossil fuel economy, how this impacts frontline communities, and how to change policy so that public funds instead support a just transition which takes into account the UK’s historical international responsibilities for climate change.
We will hear from campaigners who have fought the use of UK development and Export Finance funds to finance fossil fuel infrastructure in the global south. We will hear from climate activists from the global south who oppose these fossil fuel projects and argue instead for a rapid increase in climate finance to fund a just transition. And we will hear from allies campaigning internationally to stop multilateral institutions and other governments financing fossil fuels before COP26.
All events will take place on Zoom and we will email through the relevant links beforehand when you register. You can get help installing zoom here.
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Lidy Nacpil (Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development), Laurie van der Burg (Oil Change International), Climate Action Network
Organised in collaboration with:
Global Justice Now, Friends of the Earth International
Part of From the Ground Up: Global Gathering for Climate Justice – a space for our movements to come together, strategise, and build power for systemic change.
(Sunday) 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm