Ineffective 350.org divestment campaign should give way to direct corporate actions
Publisher: A Different Point of View
Date Written: 18/02/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX20588
While 350.org runs a number of important campaigns, such as "Resist Trump's Climate Agenda" , there are serious questions about whether divestment campaigning is effective or whether it should be replaced by direct action campaigning.
Divest Dal works with the support of 350.org by far the largest group in the world involved in campaigning, and they have a lot of faith in 350.orgs leadership.
350.org, which operates gofossilfree announced with considerable fanfare that the campaign urging institutions, mostly universities, churches, and pension funds to divest their endowment holdings in fossil fuels is working well.
Canadian 350.org organizer Cam Fenton wrote in an email: In a matter of years it has grown from a student led campaign on a few campuses to something that is impacting some of the largest political and financial institutions on the planet.
The 350.org website claims that our movement is strong and the fossil fuel industry is fighting for its life.
Whoa! Not so fast.