14. People that Help

Gas Free Pensions

Please scroll through this page to explore the mission statements and websites of a few other NGOs and environmental activist groups working to accelerate the energy transition towards a fossil fuel free world.

Gastivists: The Gastivists support grassroots groups who fight new gas infrastructure, facilitate the flow of information between NGOs and local groups, connect people and help build a movement that will stop gas and bring an energy transition.

Food and Water Action Europe: Food & Water Europe is the European programme of Food & Water Watch, a nonprofit organisation based in the United States.

Food & Water Europe champions healthy food and clean water for all. We stand up to corporations that put profits before people, and advocate for a democracy that improves people’s lives and protects our environment.

We are working to create a healthy future for our families and for generations to come—a world where all people have the resources they need, including wholesome food, clean water and sustainable energy. Making this happen requires organizing people from all over the world to build a large movement with the political power to make our democratic process work. Large numbers of people are a countervailing force to corporations “buying” public policy.

Talk Fracking: Talk Fracking are a passionate group who want to tell the world about the pitfalls of fracking. We’ve been openly discussing everything fracking since 2014 and We’ve highlighted the many impacts that surround this extreme extraction technique through some brilliant, creative ideas to draw public attention.

Fossilgas Fällan (Sweden): Fossilgas Fällan (translated “the fossil gas trap”) wants to work for a world where fossil fuels belong to history and where the burden of dealing with the consequences of the climate crisis is distributed fairly. Our vision manifesto describes what kind of energy conversion we are striving for.

In addition to this, the campaign has the following objectives:

  • To change the fossil gas narrative. We want to change how the fossil gas is described in the public conversation. From “environmentally friendly” and “natural gas” to what it is, a fossil fuel with a great impact on climate and people.
  • Getting the fossil gas on the agenda of the environmental movement and in the general debate. We want to see sound public opinion where the fossil gas lobbyists encounter a factual and fact-based resistance when launching new projects.
  • Stop building the fossil gas terminal in Gothenburg. We believe that the concession application on the government’s table is unacceptable and that the construction of the LNG Gothenburg terminal should not be completed.

Global Energy Monitor: Curious about what and exactly how many fossil gas projects are active in Europe? The Europe Gas Tracker, published by Global Energy Monitor, provides information on four aspects of fossil gas development in Europe:

  • Gas-fired power plants 20 MW and above
  • Major gas transmission lines (not local distribution lines)
  • Liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals
  • Major gas extraction sites

codeROOD (Netherlands): codeROOD (translated “code RED”) is a cooperation between people who together battle the fossil fuel industry and its power. This means all forms of oil, gas and coal. The most important thing these people share is that climate breakdown and the damages caused by the fossil fuel industry cannot be stopped with just individual actions. We take action against corporations who are responsible for extracting, transporting and burning fossil fuels. We also come into action against governments who let this happen freely.

codeROOD takes civil disobedience to the masses by making it visible and palpable. This happens by openly announcing the action day and by mobilizing nationally and internationally. codeROOD helps local communities who experience the direct effects of the extraction of fossil fuels. codeROOD stands in solidarity with other movements against the fossil fuel industry and climate change and other forms of injustice, extortion, repression and discrimination.

codeROOD has four requirements :

  1. DISMANTLE SHELL by any legal, economic political means necessary
  2. Provide a JUST TRANSITION for the workers in the fossil industry
  3. Ensure REPARATIONS for impacted communities and ecosystems
  4. Build a decentralised and socialised ENERGY DEMOCRACY for all
Rise For Climate Change Action in London

350.org: 350.org is an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. 350.org believes we can achieve a fossil fuel free world by:

  1. A fast & just transition to 100% renewable energy for all: Accelerate the transition to a new, just clean energy economy by supporting community-led energy solutions
  2. No new fossil fuel projects anywhere: Stop and ban all oil, coal and gas projects from being built through local resolutions and community resistance.
  3. Not a penny more for dirty energy: Cut off the social license and financing for fossil fuel companies — divest, desponsor and defund.

Fossil Free: Fossil Free, a project of 350.org, is a global movement to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all.

Fossil Free is about leveraging our power where it’s most effective — in our local communities. Small groups of people coming together are transforming their communities and the world. We join that power together in a connected global movement, that shares tools, tactics and an exciting vision for our world.

We campaign to take away everything the fossil fuel industry needs to grow and survive: their social licence, their political licence, and their money. We organise in our communities to stop or ban new coal, oil and gas infrastructure. 

We organise and focus the huge public support for renewable energy into actionable commitments by our local institutions for 100% renewable energy. Those commitments are not only transforming our energy system, but also support and retrain workers affected by the changes, and put the ownership of energy back with the people.

Oil Change International: Oil Change International (OCI) is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy. Rooted in community solidarity and principled policy analysis, we work within larger movements to build a fossil free future.

BothENDS: The vision of Both ENDS is a world where long-term environmental sustainability and social equity take priority over short-term profits.

In order to make our vision reality, Both ENDS strengthens global civil society to gain decisive influence on the use of nature and the environment, thus contributing to societies that stay within our planetary boundaries and respect all human rights, including the rights to water, food and a safe living environment.

Civil society actors should have a free, independent, active and influential voice about the use of the natural resources that determine the quality of their daily lives and the future of their children. Respecting the planetary boundaries is a precondition for sustainable development. We should minimise climate change, loss of biodiversity, pollution and ozone depletion, and use land and water in a responsible way, in order to keep our planet livable. At the same time, sustainable societies should respect all human rights. Not only the rights to water, food and a safe living environment, but also gender equity, indigenous rights and space for civil society.

Urgewald (Germany): Urgewald is a non-profit environmental and human rights organization. It is based in Sassenberg, a small town in western Germany, and it also runs an office in Berlin. For 25 years, Urgewald has been fighting against environmental destruction and for the rights of people harmed by corporate profit interests. During these 25 years, Urgewald has evolved from a small group of people to a powerful organization. 

DivestInvest: DivestInvest is a diverse, global network of individuals and organizations united in the belief that by using our collective influence as investors to divest from fossil fuels, and invest in climate solutions, we can accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon economy. In this way, we are supporting the agreement made by governments in Paris at COP21 and protecting our own investment returns.

Stop the Money Pipeline (USA): The Stop the Money Pipeline coalition is over 91 organizations strong. Together we are holding the financial backers of climate chaos accountable.

If we stop the flow of money, we can stop the flow of oil.

OUR DEMANDS: We demand that banks, asset managers, insurance companies and institutional investors stop funding, insuring and investing in climate destruction.