All around the world, people will come together to power up the global renewable energy revolution. Let’s shift money and political influence away from fossil fuel companies and towards a clean and equitable future for all!
On 3-4 November, as fossil fuel companies publish another round of obscene billion-dollar profits, we will take to the streets to show that a world powered by clean and fair renewable energy is not only possible: it is ours to make.
We’ll spotlight the oil industry’s greed and reclaim the money and power to fund a just future powered by the sun and the wind. It's time we break free from coal, oil and gas, and make polluters pay for the urgent transformation we need.
The profits the fossil fuel industry makes by continuing to dig, burn and pollute, must be stopped and redirected by our governments to power hundreds of millions of households worldwide with solar and wind energy. Imagine if instead of going into the pockets of fossil fuel executives that money was used to ensure stable access to clean electricity everywhere, to keep the lights on in hospitals and schools, to insulate homes and much more.
This is the future we need to see – one that lifts people from poverty and protects us all from the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Join us and help Power Up this wave of change!
Power Up is an initiative led by 350.org and partners across the world. We are driven by the conviction that we have the tools, technology and resources to enable a fast and just transition to renewable energy systems – they just need to be moved in the right direction: away from fossil fuels, and towards community-centred renewable projects.
We are joining forces with local movements, groups and communities to spotlight people power and renewable solutions as tools of resistance in the fight against the climate-wrecking fossil fuels industry.
If you or your organisation would like to support Power Up, get in touch with us at [email protected].
On 3-4 November, as fossil fuel companies announce their next round of quarterly profits, just before world leaders meet at the next UN global climate talks (COP28), people all over the world will demand governments shift money and political power away from fossil fuels and towards community-centred renewable projects.
Millions of people across the world are living with deadly heat, wildfires, air pollution, hunger, extreme storms and rising oceans sweeping away people’s homes and livelihoods. We watch the energy giants grow richer than ever whilst worldwide people are facing blackouts and getting poorer as food and power bill costs keep rising. And even though we struggle, we keep going. We know there is a better future, and we are committed to buliding it.
The rapid heating of our planet isn’t a natural phenomenon. It’s a crime committed by a wealthy few, for their own profit. For decades they’ve been blocking climate action to protect their obscene wealth. But they’re not untouchable. It's time we break free from coal, oil and gas, and make polluters pay for the urgent transformation we need!
We are taking to the streets because we are outraged. But also because we are hopeful, and determined to resist – as we build a better future, for ourselves and our planet. Across the world, people are already leading the way towards a clean, just, renewable world, using solutions to the climate crisis as tools of resistance against fossil fuels – showing that another world is possible.
Wind and solar are producing record amounts of clean electricity year after year, and getting cheaper every day. We have the tools, resources and technology to make the energy transition happen. The only thing missing is the political will to put people and the planet above the profits of fossil fuel companies and help us build a better world.
In November, we’re calling on governments to use all financial means possible to reclaim the excessive profits of the fossil fuels industry. Whether through taxes, by ending subsidies or stopping all investments in old and new fossil fuel projects, they must use this money to power up a global renewable energy revolution, that is fair and distributes resources equitably around the world.
From calling out rich countries for their historical emissions which allowed them to grow rich, to bold actions to reclaim places where fossil fuel companies display their wealth, and gathering in public spaces to share our vision for the future: wherever you are, you can join an event or organise one.
To achieve the change we want to see, we need to work together across the world: experienced activists and newcomers, workers and unions, traditional communities, all of us. It’s time to come together and demonstrate our power. Together we grow more powerful, more creative, and more unified in loudly demanding that fossil fuel companies be made to pay for the transition to a just, clean, renewable energy future our world and communities urgently need to thrive.
Pay Up– make fossil fuels companies pay the bill: we must reclaim fossil fuel companies’ illegitimate profits. To start with, our governments should impose taxes on their unjust profits, eliminate subsidies, investments, and loans to coal, oil and gas companies. And instead, they should fund and support renewable energy initiatives rooted in justice.
Power Up– unleash the money to fund renewable energies: governments must redirect financial resources towards renewable energies through all the financial mechanisms possible, on local, national and global levels. These resources should align with the scale and urgency of the climate crisis and ensure a globally equitable distribution of funds.
We want a liveable future powered by renewable energies, that is just and accessible to everyone. A key part of the solution is clear: taking money from where it currently is – the obscene profits of the fossil fuel industry – and shifting it towards renewable energy systems rooted in justice.
Whilst we endure the impacts of the climate crisis and high energy bills, fossil fuel companies are growing richer than ever. Energy giants like BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Equinor and Total repeatedly register record-breaking profits, making their wealthy shareholders and CEOs richer, and the world more unequal. We are not building renewable energy infrastructure fast enough to meet the scale of the climate and inequality crises, and countries are not working together across borders effectively to address them.
Governments who have supported the industry so far, should target the profits of fossil fuel companies through all the financial mechanisms possible: creating taxes, ending subsidies, stopping direct investments and loans. They need to redirect those funds to support renewable energy, both locally, nationally and by creating an international action plan for an equitable distribution of funds – so that those countries which have contributed the least to the climate crisis but are often the most vulnerable and impacted by it have the resources for adapting and for transitioning to cleaner and more resilient energy systems.
From powering down coal to powering up solar in Australia, to demanding justice and energy access for communities in Brazil, to exposing the greed of fossil fuel companies in Sénegal and France, to reclaiming public spaces to manifest our vision across the world, you can join or organise events where you are.
There will be dozens of exciting actions happening all over the world – and you can join both in person or online, or organise your own Power Up event.
All events are listed in the local time for the event location, and free of charge. Once you RSVPed to an event you will receive further information, like event time and location via email from your host. If you haven't received anything after a few days, make sure to check your spam folder for incoming mail.
You want to host an event and grow the movement? Great! You can find all info on how to register for hosting your own event, as well as steps to follow to invite attendees. Simply follow the instructions here: