Global finance campaigns
350 parts per million is what the scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. At just over 400 ppm, we have now gone way beyond this safe limit, and, as a consequence, the world is experiencing the impacts of global warming.
If the current trajectory continues, the growing level of CO2 will lead to more frequent climate catastrophes and will have a massive, disruptive impact on millions of people across the globe. Named after this safe upper level of CO2, 350.org works on grassroots campaigns across the globe: from opposing coal plants and mega-pipelines, to supporting renewable energy solutions and cutting financial ties to the fossil fuel industry. Its aim is to leverage people power to dismantle the influence and infrastructure of the fossil fuel industry, with a particular focus on strategically important public and private financial institutions, located in two geographical focus areas: South East and East Asia, and Europe.
350.org pursues these objectives through several interconnected pathways, all within the overarching framework of a global finance campaign:
- Co-creating campaign coalitions with shared objectives, intersectional perspectives, and a diversity of core-competencies.
- Inspiring individuals to take action, online and offline, including through targeted actions and mass mobilisation.
- Building leadership and capacity within the climate movement by providing training and support to activists and organisers, and by growing and building connections between groups within the climate and broader social justice movements.
- Shifting the overarching public and political discourse on climate action, including establishing fossil fuel finance as a necessary and urgent point of intervention.