Just 3 short years ago, Louise Hazan was one of a handful of organisers preparing to board a tour-bus to launch the Fossil Free Europe campaign in the UK, Netherlands and Germany. They had one simple message: if it’s wrong to wreck the climate, it’s wrong to profit from that wreckage.

Over 80,000 people right across Europe have joined this movement to divest our public institutions from fossil fuels, by signing petitions, lobbying decision-makers and taking creative actions onto the streets.  

And we’ve just passed an important milestone in Europe -- over 160 institutions have agreed to divest, representing over 83% of all assets divested worldwide so far.  From large insurers and pension funds through to churches, museums, universities and municipalities in 12 European countries - our institutions are publicly rejecting the fossil fuel industry and calling out its behaviour in wrecking the climate.  

Every petition signature shows our institutions they need to get on the right side of history, every time you share news of a divestment win we chip away at the crumbling social license of the fossil fuel industry.

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