As environment advocates launched a new campaign aimed at funding Wall Street’s dirty energy companies and school protesters, the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg and 20 fellow youth activists released an op-ed call for international leaders to “abandon the fossil-fuel economy” every week #FridaysForFuture protests worldwide.
Later this month, business and government leaders will gather for the 50th Anniversary of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “The theme of this year is stakeholders for a cohesive and sustainable world.” In the Guardian, Thunberg and her co-authors explain that “young climate activists and scholars from all over the world will be present to pressure these leaders.”
Youth activities remember that, in light of the “climate and environmental emergency,” banks collectively invested at least 1.9 trillion dollars in the fossil-fuel industry, according to an estimate by the Rainforest Action Network and other advocacy groups, since the global governments adopted the Paris climate agreement in December 2015.
The op-ed was embraced by adult climate leaders as “unbelievable” and a “barnburner.”
Brilliant youth striker articles from all over the world tweeted the United Kingdom. Green New Deal grassroots labor movement. We will urgently divest fossil fuels and build a new people-and-world economy. It will never be achieved by the ruling classes, so we have to.
Officially launched at the final #FireDrill Friday on the Capitol Hill, some leaders of Stop the Money Pipe Line noticed that the message was related to themselves. As Common Dreams announced on Thursday, the new campaign calls for banks, insurers and asset managers to tied up with the world’s fossil-fuel companies.
In tweets on Friday: author and activist Bill McKibben, who cofounded advocacy organization 350.org, was a small group of protesters arrested on Friday for occupying a D.C., Moira Birss, director of finance at the Amazon Watch, shared the Money Pipeline platform and opted for youth activists on Friday. The JPMorgan Chase branch, one of the main objectives of the campaign.