Fossil Free - Divest from Fossil Fuels


Name of initiative Fossil Free - Divest from Fossil Fuels
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative No
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Starting year 2014
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Secretariat This initiative can be contacted at

Different focal points for different regions Please see here for contacts:

Organisational structure Fossil Free is a project of

Many national initiatives

Geographical coverage Global, North America, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and The Caribbean, Africa, Western Europe, Eastern Europe
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Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation United States of America


Description International network of campaigns and campaigners working toward fossil fuel divestment in our communities.

The kinds of institutions that are divesting: Faith-based Organization — 28% Philanthropic Foundation — 19% Government — 17% Educational Institution — 16% Pension fund — 10% NGO — 5% For Profit Corporation — 3% Healthcare Institution — 1% Cultural Institution — 0% Other — 0%

Objectives FREEZE any new investments in fossil fuels,

DIVEST from the fossil fuel industry's top 200 carbon-emitting companies, and REINVEST in clean energy and socially responsible alternatives.

Activities Campaigning to ask institutions to immediately freeze any new investment in fossil fuel companies;

Divest from direct ownership and any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.

One or two success stories achieved

Monitoring and Impacts

Function of initiative Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Awareness raising and outreach
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Participants Number Names
Members 1243  
Companies 0
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 0
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 0
City / municipal actors 0
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 0
Faith based organisations 0
Other members 1243 These institutions have signed up for partial or full divestment (see
Supporting partners 0
Number of members in the years
Have only national states as participators No


Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 18 September 2020 09:36:48

Not only have national states as participators