Two months after the Paris Climate Summit, we’re entering the most critical part of the Road through Paris — the part where we, the people, step things up another notch and make sure the promises to prevent catastrophic climate change are kept, and strengthened.
In Paris, world governments agreed to global action — but without a clear commitment on how and when they will transition off of fossil fuels. The way to make that transition a reality is by organizing to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy.
That’s why we’re planning in May to “Break Free from Fossil Fuels” with a series of major actions targeting big fossil fuel projects in strategic locations around the world. In the Pacific Northwest, we’re taking on fossil fuel exports and oil-by-rail like never before!
Visit the main website for the Pacific Northwest Break Free Action!
We have enormous potential to keep fossil fuels in the ground — both physically and by dramatically accelerating the erosion of the fossil fuel industry’s social license.
Can you help us make it all happen by joining with Portland friends for the NW Break Free Action or chipping in to support our work?
The Paris Climate Agreement is insufficient to the task of tackling the climate crisis on the scale we need. But the agreement that was forged in Paris is a valuable piece of leverage for the climate movement. It’s a tool, and if we use it right it could be game-changing.
For the first time, world governments have collectively set a target that requires the world to get off of fossil fuels. There’s no way we can meet the target set in Paris without keeping fossil fuels in the ground. World governments don’t have a clear plan to get us there, but they’ve committed to heading in that direction.
Now it’s up to us to close the gap between rhetoric and reality. And that’s exactly what we intend to do. Will you join us?
We knew going into the big UN summit, that it’d be people that would make the difference in the end. We knew that perhaps the most powerful thing an agreement in Paris could accomplish would be to give the climate movement a springboard to pivot to bigger, bolder asks.
We’ve got our springboard. Let’s make the most of it.